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13/01/2017

Northern Ireland round-up: Cleaning up huge illegal tip near Derry could cost £100m; Belfast International airport now fifth busiest in the UK

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 7 January-13 January, 2017

Cleaning up huge illegal tip near Derry could cost £100m

Remediation strategies for the Mobuoy Road illegal waste site near Derry could cost between £20 million and £100 million, it has emerged.

The Planner

Casement Park: Residents urge GAA to ‘halt' stadium plans

Residents have urged the GAA to "call a halt and think again" after it emerged police have expressed concerns over the latest redevelopment plans for Casement Park.

The Irish News

Belfast International airport now fifth busiest in the UK

Belfast International is the fifth busiest airport in the United Kingdom for domestic passenger traffic, according to a Civil Aviation Authority report.

Belfast Telegraph

Givan announces £3million regeneration scheme for Portrush

The Northern Ireland Executive has launched a regeneration scheme in Portrush to help bring vacant, derelict or underused land and buildings in the town back into use, ahead of The Open Championship in 2019.

Department for Communities

EasyHotel planning Belfast city centre development

Budget chain easyHotel is planning to build an 81-bedroom scheme in Belfast by converting part of the Howard Building in the city centre.

Belfast Telegraph

Givan opens Bluestone Business Park extension at Brownlow

Communities minister Paul Givan has officially opened a major extension to Bluestone Business Park in Brownlow, Craigavon, designed to provide new units to help small businesses.

Department for Communities

Star Wars' Malin Head in tourist toilet controversy

Residents at Malin Head, County Donegal - Ireland's most northerly point -  have objected to plans by the council to build toilets and provide more car parking at an historic tourist site.

BBC News

 

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