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20/12/2016

Northern Ireland round-up: Most read stories in 2016

Words: Laura Edgar

A round-up of the most read planning news in Northern Ireland in 2016

Planning responsibilities to be redistributed as government departments culled

Legislation cutting the number of Stormont departments from 12 to nine has cleared its final hurdle in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The Planner

Belfast planning service makes progress on plans backlog 

Belfast City Council’s planning service has made significant progress in clearing the backlog of ‘legacy applications’ it inherited from the Department of the Environment.

The Planner

Belfast city centre revamp climbs off the drawing board

Communities minister Paul Givan MLA has announced a multimillion-pound investment to improve Belfast city centre’s streetscape, from Castle Place to the new University of Ulster campus on York Street.

The Planner

Controversial Belfast regeneration scheme hits a glitch

A £300 million scheme to redevelop the north of Belfast city centre has hit planning problems after city planners requested extra information about the project masterplan drawn up by Northside Regeneration Ltd.

The Planner

Chief planner hails new Northern Ireland planning regime ‘a success’

The Northern Ireland Executive’s chief planner Fiona McCandless says the transfer of planning powers to the new 11 ‘super councils’ has been a success.

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