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29/03/2019

Northern Ireland round-up: First city deal for Northern Ireland gets go-ahead; Civil servants approve Belfast Harbour schemes

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 23 March-29 March, 2019

First city deal for Northern Ireland gets go-ahead

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley, the Belfast City Region Deal partners and the Northern Ireland Civil Service have signed the heads of terms for the Belfast City Deal.

The Planner

Civil servants approve Belfast Harbour schemes

Officials at the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) have approved proposals for two major projects – a power plant and a cruise ship terminal – at Belfast Harbour. Last week civil servants signed off on a major public transport hub for the capital.

The Planner

RTPI launches annual research awards

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2019 is open for entries. The awards recognise research from RTPI-accredited planning schools, members and planning consultancies from around the world.

The Planner

Derry developments

Derry City & Strabane District Council has approved three key schemes this week: proposals for 750 new homes in the Waterside area of the city, a scheme for 146 dwellings in the Galliagh area and an extra 39 bedrooms for a yet-to-be built 116-bedroom hotel in the city centre.

Derry City & Strabane District Council

Capital ship-building bid

A bid from a team in Belfast to return commercial shipbuilding to the city has won funding from a major research and innovation programme.

Belfast Telegraph

Latest A5 site consultations

The Department for Infrastructure is consulting on updated information about several environmentally sensitive sites near the proposed A5 road project.

Northern Ireland Executive

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