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Northern Ireland round-up: Go-ahead for more than 330 new homes in Belfast; Kells solar farm approved

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 10 August-16 August, 2019

Go-ahead for more than 330 new homes in Belfast

Belfast City Council’s planning committee has approved an array of residential schemes across the capital that should see at least 330 new homes climb off the drawing board.

The Planner

Help us celebrate 60 years of the RTPI’s Royal Charter

This year is a particularly special one for the RTPI, which next month will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter. And you can help The Planner to mark the occasion.

The Planner

Kells solar farm approved

A 50-megawatt solar farm proposed by RPS for a 112-hectare site at Kells near Ballymena in County Antrim has been given the green light by the Department for Infrastructure.

Department for Infrastructure

Cyanide ditched by County Tyrone goldmine developer

Mining company Dalradian has submitted new environmental information about its controversial gold mine plans for Greencastle in County Tyrone. It says it will not use cyanide in the process and claims that the project would be carbon-neutral, as it will use renewable power, electric vehicles, covered conveyor belts and biodiesel.

Northern Ireland Executive

Consent for new stand at Larne FC

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has given the go-ahead to Larne Football Club for a new stand at its Inver Park ground. The approval also includes revamped changing facilities, car parking, additional seats and a concourse complete with toilets, a shop, refreshments and a food sales area.

Belfast Telegraph

Kilkeel stately home in line for spa hotel future

The owner of Mourne Park House near Kilkeel, County Down, a stately home destroyed by fire six years ago, has unveiled plans to turn the property into a boutique spa hotel.

Belfast Telegraph

Derry wind farm approved

After a protracted planning and legal saga, green power company RES has won consent for its Barr Cregg wind farm, a seven-turbine array near Derry, from the Planning Appeals Commission.