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Northern Ireland round-up: Lough Neagh sand-dredging developments, Newry and Warrenpoint regeneration

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 4 July-10 July, 2015

Lough Neagh sand-dredging developments

The companies appealing environment minister Mark H Durkan’s order to stop dredging sand from Lough Neagh face escalating costs estimated at over a quarter of a million pounds.

The Planner

£860,000 and £640,000 regeneration schemes for Newry and Warrenpoint

Social development minister Mervyn Storey has announced significant funding for new regeneration schemes for both Newry city centre and Warrenpoint town centre.

Northern Ireland Executive 

Golf tourism in NI ‘could generate £50m by 2020’

Golf could generate £50 million for the Northern Ireland economy within five years, according to Tourism NI.

BBC News

O’Neill welcomes Executive approval of her proposals for a Rural Proofing Bill

Agriculture minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed the Executive’s agreement to the final policy content of the proposed Rural Proofing Bill so drafting of the legislation can begin.

Northern Ireland Executive

Experts ‘abused’ over Casement Park

Safety experts were ridiculed and abused when they refused to sign off proposals for a new stadium at Casement Park, a Stormont committee has heard.

Belfast Telegraph

Publication of Travel Survey 2012-2014

The latest travel survey for Northern Ireland (covering the period 2012-14) has been published.

Northern Ireland Executive