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Northern Ireland round-up: Mid & East Antrim signals development priorities; Slow progress for A5 Western Corridor

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 13 July-19 July, 2019

Mid & East Antrim signals development priorities

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council has launched a new corporate plan which highlights its development priorities.

The Planner

Planning guidance lacks smart energy ambition

Greater national political clarity on the importance of smart energy and climate change is required through planning guidance or a ministerial statement, the RTPI has suggested.

The Planner

RTPI appoints diversity consultant

The RTPI has appointed a specialist diversity and inclusion consultant to draw up an action plan that aims to increase the diversity of the town planning profession.

The Planner

Slow progress for A5 Western Corridor

Northern Ireland's biggest road project may not be completed until 2028 - more than 20 years after the long-awaited upgrade of the A5 Western Corridor was originally given the green light, it has emerged.

Belfast Telegraph

Coleraine downsizing scheme

A County Londonderry-based company is planning to invest £3 million in a complex exclusively for over-60s seeking to downsize. It would see 26 flats provided in a development located on the Portstewart Road in Coleraine, one mile from the town centre.

Belfast Telegraph

Broadband boost

Almost 100,000 more properties look set to receive ultrafast broadband, most of them in rural areas, thanks to the Province’s latest broadband rollout scheme, funded from the DUP's confidence and supply agreement with the Tories.

Belfast Telegraph