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10/06/2016

Northern Ireland round-up: Hazzard moots changes to permitted development for oil and gas; Massive EIB loan boosts NI's social housing supply

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news In Northern Ireland: 4 June-10 June, 2016

Hazzard moots changes to permitted development for oil and gas in NI

Northern Ireland's minister for infrastructure, Chris Hazzard, has announced that he is proposing to remove permitted development rights for oil and gas developments that enable exploratory activity to go ahead without planning permission.

The Planner

Massive EIB loan boosts NI's social housing supply

Two Northern Ireland housing associations have secured £280 million of long term loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to build nearly 5,000 new social homes.

The Planner

Council to reconsider waste incinerator plan near Glengormley

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is reconsidering its commitment to a controversial waste incinerator project in County Antrim, currently the subject of an appeal to the Planning Appeals Commission. The scheme was refused permission last year by the then environment minister Mark H Durkan.

BBC News

Tomb Street hotel given go-ahead from planners

Planners have recommended the go-ahead for a proposal to build a hotel on Tomb Street in Belfast, where Cookstown developer McAleer and Rushe is planning a 12-storey, 250-bedroom development.

BBC News

Infrastructure minister outlines priorities to build connectivity and unlock economic potential

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard has announced that his priorities involve the delivery of improvements to the A5 and A6 transport corridors alongside the enhancement of public transport and the development of so-called greenway projects.

Department for Infractructure

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