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Northern Ireland round-up: Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort in doubt, NI ecosystems near collapse

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 22 November-28 November, 2014

Golf resort project under a cloud

The future of the controversial £100 million Bushmills Dunes golf resort earmarked for land close to the Giant’s Causeway on Northern Ireland’s North Antrim Coast is in doubt. 

The Planner 

Northern Ireland ecosystems on the brink of collapse, says report

Stormont has been accused of presiding over a collapse in ecosystems after a report revealed that just 2 per cent of protected habitats are in good condition.

Belfast Telegraph 

Translink 'committed' to hourly train service from Londonderry to Belfast

An hourly train service from Derry to Belfast is a "priority", Translink has insisted.

BBC News 

Active travel plan to get city on the move

Belfast City Council along with the Belfast Strategic Partnership, which is led by the Public Health Agency, and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, have launched an initiative which aims to build a healthier city by encouraging people to incorporate walking and/or cycling into their daily travel.

Belfast City Council

Ministers agree next steps for developer contributions

Social development minister Mervyn Storey and environment minister Mark H Durkan have decided to commission research on the likely economic impact of introducing developer contribution schemes in the Province on the lines of arrangements already in force in the Republic and on mainland UK to provide additional social and affordable housing.

Northern Ireland Executive