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Northern Ireland round-up: New home starts increase by 10 per cent; Londonderry urban regeneration company to be axed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 24-30 October, 2015

New home starts increase by 10 per cent

The number of new home starts in Northern Ireland has increased by 10 per cent since last year, according to statistics compiled by the Department for Social Development.

The Planner 

Is neighbourhood planning working? Tune in to our 17th November webinar

Are communities now able to influence local development as the Localism Act envisioned or are the barriers proving insurmountable? 

The Planner

Londonderry urban regeneration company to be axed

Londonderry's troubled urban regeneration company Ilex is to be axed next year after failing to bring in the expected private investment in the redevelopment of two former barracks, Ebrington and Fort George.

The Planner

Craigavon Bridge among 10 new listings for Derry area - Durkan

Environment minister Mark H Durkan has announced the listing of Craigavon Bridge plus nine other buildings and structures in the Derry area.

Northern Ireland Executive 

Storey encourages communities in Belfast and Ballymena to have their say

Social development minister Mervyn Storey is urging residents to have their say on the future regeneration of six pilot areas in Ballymena and Belfast.

Northern Ireland Executive 

Ulster University to appeal decision to build homes at Jordanstown campus

Ulster University has confirmed it will appeal the decision to prevent it building 600 homes on the site of its Jordanstown campus.

BBC News 

Local company to lead on regeneration of Ulster Bar Site: Storey

Karl Development Ltd has been named as preferred developer to redevelop the vacant Ulster Bar Corner site in Antrim town centre.

Northern Ireland Executive