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Northern Ireland round-up: Consultation begins on redevelopment of Ballymena military base; Givan announces funding to extend the Waterside Greenway

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 26 November-2 December, 2016

Consultation begins on redevelopment of Ballymena military base

Northern Ireland's communities minister Paul Givan has launched a public consultation on the future of the former military training base at St Patrick’s Barracks, Ballymena.

The Planner

Givan announces funding to extend the Waterside Greenway

The administration has announced funding of £160,223 to support phase four of the Waterside Greenway project in Derry.

Department for Communities

Infrastructure minister announces extension to park-and-ride facility at A6 roundabout

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard has announced the start of construction of an extension to the park and ride/share facility at Castledawson Roundabout on the A6 on the edge of Belfast.

Department for Infrastructure

Belfast Bikes scheme expands to city’s newest landmark

The Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Belfast Bikes public hire scheme has extended its reach – to the city’s newest landmark, the new CS Lewis Square in east Belfast.

Belfast City Council

Contracts signed for £7m Brandywell Redevelopment Project

This week saw the official start of works on the £7 million sports-based Brandywell redevelopment project in Derry.

Derry City & Strabane District Council

£2.6m announced for environment projects from carrier bag levy 

Environment minister Michelle McIlveen has allocated £2.6 million to 36 environmental projects across Northern Ireland, funded through the carrier bag levy.

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Wetherspoon facing planning delay on project to turn church into pub

JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has admitted that a project to turn a south Belfast church into pub is likely to be delayed.

Belfast Telegraph

Study: Belfast among most congested cities in Europe

Belfast is among the most congested cities in Europe, a study has found.

Belfast Telegraph

New office development at Ebrington approved

Derry City and Strabane District Council has approved full planning permission and listed buildings consent for the refurbishment and extension of a former Ebrington barracks building to provide office accommodation.

Derry City & Strabane District Council

Glentoran FC ‘rejects stadium move plan’

A vice-president of Glentoran football club has spoken about the club rejecting his alternative plan for the proposed £10 million redevelopment of its east Belfast grounds in council-owned Tommy Patton Park.

BBC News