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Northern Ireland round-up: Department for Infrastructure urged to consider third-party appeals; Newry hotel backed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 24 April-30 April, 2021

New model for delivering local plan policies wins RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup

Preston City Council has won the RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup for its City Living Strategy, a new model for delivering the visions and policies set out in the adopted local plan, in particular on housing delivery.

The Planner

Department for Infrastructure urged to consider third-party appeals

Northern Ireland’s second-largest planning authority has suggested that the Department for Infrastructure’s review of the planning legislation should include consideration of introducing third-party appeals.

The Planner

Newry hotel backed

Planning officials in Newry have recommended approval for proposals from Mamboscope Developments to develop a 40-bedroom hotel as well as a new restaurant, coffee shop and gym in two listed buildings overlooking the city’s canal.

Irish News

Demolition threat lifted from Belfast’s Nambarrie Tea building

The backers of a new hotel in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter have dropped plans to demolish the former red-brick Nambarrie Tea building to make way for the £25 million development.

Irish News

Restaurant scheme for Ballycastle hotel

The owners of The Salthouse, an eco-hotel in Ballycastle, have submitted proposals to  Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council for a new ground-floor restaurant.

Belfast Telegraph

Ballyclare relief road move

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has approved the detailed design of the final 2.3km stretch of the Ballyclare relief road.

Department for Infrastructure

Coleraine McD blocked

Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council has refused proposals for a second McDonald’s restaurant and takeaway in Coleraine against the advice of planning officials.

Belfast Live

Transfer of regeneration powers urged

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has formally called for the full transfer of all the regeneration powers and resources currently exercised by the Department for Communities to local authorities.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council