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Northern Ireland round-up: Delivering of regeneration powers delayed, £5.5m Ebrington investment

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 8 November - 14 November, 2014

Delay of 12 months for transfer of regeneration powers to councils

Social development minister, Mervyn Storey, has dropped a political bombshell by announcing that key regeneration and community development powers won’t be transferred from his department to the new ‘super councils’ when they are formally established next April. 

The Planner 

Robinson and McGuinness welcome completion of £5.5 million investment at Ebrington

The first and deputy first ministers have announced the completion of a £5.5 million capital project at Ebrington in Londonderry which is designed to act as a platform for new investment.

Northern Ireland Executive 

Ambitious visions to build on the Titanic success story

Titanic Quarter chief executive David Gavaghan has revealed significant further ambitions for the Belfast waterfront development, from a casino to an outpost for a global university like Harvard or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Belfast Telegraph