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Northern Ireland round-up: Boost for social homes as merger creates NI’s biggest housing association; Row over sale and redevelopment of Shackleton military base

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 30 April-6 May, 2016

Plymouth City Council wins big at RTPI awards

‘Plan for Homes’, by Plymouth City Council, was announced as the 2016 winner of the RTPI’s Silver Jubilee Cup at the institute's Awards for Planning Excellence yesterday (5 May).

The Planner

Row over sale and redevelopment of Shackleton military base 

A major row has surfaced over the last administration’s handling of the sale and redevelopment of the former British Army Shackleton military base in County Londonderry. 

The Planner

Boost for social homes as merger creates Northern Ireland’s biggest housing association

Northern Ireland has a new housing association, formed by the merger of Fold and Helm, which has stressed that the new entity will be better placed to build more social housing.

The Planner 

OAP siblings face £200k bill to save 400-year-old thatch house

Elderly siblings living in a centuries-old listed thatched cottage in Magilligan could have to pay up to £200,000 to save their home.

Belfast Telegraph

Call for Kilkeel harbour expansion to attract future investments

Kilkeel harbour needs to expand urgently to accommodate a new multimillion-pound fishing vessel and seize future investment opportunities, warn industry leaders.

Belfast Telegraph

Waterfront sets the stage for Belfast’s future development

Belfast’s remodelled Waterfront conference and exhibition complex has been formally opened.

Belfast City Council