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Northern Ireland round-up: Chief planner hails planning regime; Monnaboy wind farm capable of powering more than 7,400 homes to be opened

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 2 April-8 April, 2016

Chief planner hails new Northern Ireland planning regime ‘a success’

The Northern Ireland Executive’s chief planner Fiona McCandless says the transfer of planning powers to the new 11 ‘super councils’ has been a success.

The Planner

RTPI seeking two volunteers

The RTPI is seeking two volunteers to represent it at the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU).


Monnaboy wind farm capable of powering more than 7,400 homes to be opened

A County Londonderry wind farm capable of powering more than 7,400 homes has begun generating electricity at its site at Monnaboy on Loughermore Mountain.

Belfast Telegraph

Department enhances opportunity for community involvement in the planning process

The Department of the Environment has published a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to set out how it will engage with the community in the delivery of its planning functions.

Planning Portal Northern Ireland 

Doraville Wind Farm - acknowledgement of high volume of representations

The Department of the Environment has decided not to write to all those corresponding with it about the proposed 36-turbine Doraville wind farm in County Londonderry. Instead, it will inform them via Planning Portal Northern Ireland.

Planning Portal Northern Ireland

Notification of withdrawal of planning application - redevelopment of Casement Park

The planning application for the redevelopment of Casement Park in Belfast has been formally withdrawn.

Planning Portal Northern Ireland

RICS says Northern Ireland must pay for its water to splash cash on improving the economy

The building sector is arguing that a lack of investment in infrastructure and housing could ultimately undermine the benefits of a lower rate of corporation tax.

Belfast Telegraph