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Northern Ireland round-up: Guidance on historic environment regime published; Objections over to replace 19th century Belfast building with offices

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 2 September-8 September, 2017

Guidance on historic environment regime published

The Department for Infrastructure has issued Development Management Practice Note 5, which covers the historic environment.

The Planner

Objections over replacing 19th century Belfast building with offices

Property developer Killultagh Estates is facing a backlash over plans to demolish a 19th century Belfast building to make way for a nine-storey office building in the Linen conservation area.

Belfast Telegraph

£100m major works scheme gets go-ahead after delays due to Brexit

A £100 million capital investment fund due to target urban regeneration, energy projects and social housing, which was at risk of being lost due to Brexit, looks to be back on course, the Belfast Telegraph has reported. 

Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein man accuses Belfast council planning group of 'sectarianism'

Unionist councillors in Belfast are considering making a complaint to the Northern Ireland Ombudsman after a Sinn Fein councillor blasted members of the city council's planning committee as ‘sectarian’.

Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland hotel opening wedding pavilion as part of £500k extension

The owners of a hotel in Ballymena have announced plans for a £500,000 extension and refurbishment.

Belfast Telegraph

DfI won’t respond to all Casement Park representations

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has announced that, because of the high volume of representations over the plans to redevelop Casement Park stadium in Belfast with a larger facility, it will not be responding individually to comments from the public. 

Planning Portal NI

NIPP planned downtime

Ongoing maintenance work on the Northern Ireland Planning Portal will require an outage between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 September.

Planning Portal NI

Tyrone heritage site 'extensively damaged'

Police and Department for Communities officials are investigating reports of serious damage to a 1,000-year-old heritage site, a prehistoric earthwork, in County Tyrone.

BBC News