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24/08/2016

Northern Ireland round-up: Minister confirms small number of complaints over new-look planning authorities; Casement Park plan now ‘backed by 91 per cent’

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 20 August-24 August, 2016

NI minister confirms small number of complaints over new-look planning authorities

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard said a number of complaints have been levelled against a small number of the new planning authorities during the first year that the councils exercised planning powers.

The Planner 

Hazzard kick-starts Downpatrick transport improvements

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard has progressed proposals to improve traffic flow in Downpatrick, including backing for a park-and-ride scheme and confirmation that a feasibility study would be carried out for a potential Eastern Bypass.

Department for Infrastructure 

Casement Park plan now ‘backed by 91 per cent’

There is overwhelming backing for the redevelopment of the GAA ground Casement Park in west Belfast, say those behind the multi-million pound project.

Belfast Telegraph 

Economy minister reverses green energy scheme decision

The economy minister has reversed a decision to withhold a report into fraud allegations concerning a lucrative green energy scheme.

BBC News

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