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Northern Ireland round-up: Major business park proposed for Newry; Plans for boutique hotel at 12th century Portaferry castle

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 9 July-15 July, 2016

Major business park proposed for Newry

Plans for a major new business park that could support more than 4,200 jobs have been unveiled for a site at Newry.

The Planner

New PM announces communities secretary in cabinet reshuffle

The UK’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed new communities, transport and energy secretaries in a cabinet reshuffle.

The Planner 

Plans for boutique hotel at 12th century Portaferry castle

The owners of Quintin Castle near Portaferry have applied for planning permission to convert it into a boutique hotel.

BBC News 

Community involvement consultation begins

Ards and North Down Borough Council has started consulting on its draft statement of community involvement explaining how people can participate in the planning system.

Ards and North Down Borough Council 

Public views sought on new leisure centre proposal

Public consultation has begun over Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s proposals for a new £30 million purpose-built, ultra-modern, state-of-the-art leisure centre at Craigavon Lakes.

Armagh City Bainbridge & Craigavon Borough Council 

Northern Ireland housing market in major slowdown following Brexit vote, says RICS

Uncertainty following the EU referendum result has led to a major slowdown in the Northern Ireland housing market, according to surveyors.

Irish News