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Northern Ireland round-up: More delays for Belfast stadium development; Gobbins Coastal Path to open

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 8 August-14 August, 2015

More delays for Belfast stadium development

Plans for a revamped flagship GAA stadium at Casement Park in Belfast have suffered another major setback after a review ordered sweeping changes to the project - meaning a new planning application for the scheme is not now expected for 12 months.

The Planner

Go-ahead for Dunluce Castle visitor centre

A County Antrim farmer has been granted permission to build his own visitors’ centre and car park at Dunluce Castle after a lengthy planning wrangle.

BBC News

Gobbins Coastal Path to finally open

The restored Gobbins cliff path in Islandmagee, County Antrim, first built at the start of the last century, has been reopened.

Belfast Telegraph

Minister pledges DARD support to help implement new Reservoirs Act

Measures to reduce the risk of flooding from reservoirs have now been formally made into law, agriculture minister Michelle O’Neill has announced.

Northern Ireland Executive

Belfast’s SS Nomadic shortlisted for National Heritage Award

Belfast’s SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line vessel in the world, is the only attraction from Northern Ireland shortlisted for the national awards that mark excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland.

Belfast Telegraph

£3.5m Prom plans revealed

Proposals have been unveiled for a £3.5 million scheme which could see a derelict hotel and adjoining seafront properties in Portstewart transformed into flats, shops and a café as the first major redevelopment in the resort since the recession took hold.

Coleraine Chronicle