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Northern Ireland round-up: Major Belfast regeneration scheme makes the grade; Castle Upton restoration plans submitted

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 18 January-24 Janaury, 2020

Major Belfast regeneration scheme makes the grade

The final phase of Belfast’s Tribeca redevelopment was given the green light this week, following a long and often heated meeting of the city council’s planning committee.

The Planner

Nominate your Women of Influence for 2020

Who are the women working in and around planning who you think are having a positive impact on individual planners, on planning policy and on the broader planning process? We want to know for our Women of Influence list 2020.

The Planner

Sue Manns: Planning profession must be more diverse

Work to ensure the planning profession becomes 'truly' reflective of society must continue, the new president of the RTPI, Sue Manns, has said in her inaugural speech.

The Planner

RTPI’s new corporate strategy prioritises the climate

The RTPI has launched its new 10-year corporate strategy, which puts climate action at the heart of its activities.

The Planner

RTPI: Government urged to take ‘climate justice’ approach to protect deprived communities

Disadvantaged communities in the UK are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis and the government must respond through a ‘climate justice’ lens to address this.

The Planner

2019 saw increase in Build to Rent homes

The number of Build to Rent homes delivered across UK regions, excluding London, increased by 51 per cent in 2019.

The Planner

Castle Upton upgrade plans submitted

The new owner of historic Castle Upton has submitted a planning application to restore the A-listed 400-year-old building in Templepatrick, County Antrim, to its former glory.

Belfast Telegraph

Funding for Enniskillen Workhouse refurb

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has been awarded more than £2 million to undertake a major heritage project at Enniskillen Workhouse.

Belfast Telegraph

Tree target urged

Northern Ireland needs 2,000 hectares of trees planted every year until 2025 to help reach zero carbon-emission targets, says the Woodland Trust.

Belfast Telegraph

Natural gas boost for the west

The main construction phase of a pipeline bringing natural gas to towns in the west of Northern Ireland has been completed following a £250 million infrastructure project.

Belfast Telegraph

Green light for glamping scheme

Lisburn & Castlereagh Council has approved a £250,000 glamping site at Streamvale Open Farm, Ballyhackamore, on the outskirts of Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph

A1 junctions hearing scheduled

The public inquiry into the A1 junctions phase 2 strategic road improvement scheme is scheduled to start on 11 March in the Belmont House Hotel, Banbridge.

Northern Ireland Executive

162 dwellings approved

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has approved a major new residential development of 162 houses and flats at Park Road, Mallusk.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Hotels approved in the capital

Belfast City Council has given the green light for two new hotel developments in the city centre: the long-anticipated George Best Hotel in Donegall Square, and a 276-bed family-focused hotel at Hamilton Dock in the Titanic Quarter.

Belfast Telegraph

Planning wrangle for Lisburn family

A Lisburn family is embroiled in an acrimonious planning wrangle with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council over proposals for a new home that would incorporate elements of a 200-yeat old former farmhouse.

Belfast Telegraph