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Northern Ireland round-up: Infrastructure to benefit from Budget bill; Signature Living pares back Belfast hotel proposals

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 7 July-13 July, 2018

NI infrastructure to benefit from Budget bill

MPs have approved special legislation that will give legal authority for money allocated in the Northern Ireland budget to be spent by the Northern Ireland Executive.

The Planner

‘Setback’ for planning apprenticeship degree

The Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group has received confirmation that its appeal to overturn the decision by the Institute for Apprenticeships to not approve the Level 7 Chartered Town Planner Apprentice Standard has been rejected.

The Planner

Signature Living pares back Belfast hotel proposals

Revised proposals for Signature Living’s new hotel at the former Crumlin Road courthouse indicate a smaller development with 71 rather than 160 rooms, according to newly filed plans submitted to Belfast City Council.

Belfast Telegraph

Capital cemetery reveal

The hidden heritage of Belfast’s first municipal cemetery is to be opened with the help of a £1.68 million National Lottery grant, it was announced this week.

Belfast City Council

Maghera makeover move

Mid Ulster District Council has appointed consultants to firm up proposals for a public realm makeover for Maghera town centre.

Mid Ulster District Council

Newry whiskey plan makes waves

A £7.3 million Irish whiskey distillery and visitors centre in Newry with the potential to create 50 jobs has been granted planning permission.

Belfast Telegraph