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Northern Ireland round-up: New planning policy strategy bans fracking; wind energy subsidy to end next year

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 26 September-2 October, 2015

New planning policy strategy bans fracking

Roisin Willmott, RTPI director for Northern Ireland, has welcomed publication this week of Northern Ireland’s latest Strategic Planning Policy Statement.

The Planner 

RTPI past president Professor Graham Ashworth dies

Professor Graham Ashworth, a past president of the RTPI, died on September 18, at the age of 80.

The Planner

Bridge from 1700s and WWII hangars given listed status

An 18th century bridge and three World War Two aircraft hangars are among nine structures in the North-West that have been given listed status.

Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland wind energy subsidy to end year early

The administration has begun consulting on a move to end the current subsidy system for onshore wind energy in Northern Ireland next April - a year earlier than originally planned.

BBC News

Lough Neagh sand-dredging: Companies want environmental report deadline extended

Companies involved in Lough Neagh sand-dredging have requested more time to compile a report on the environmental impact of their activities.

BBC News

Environment Minister announces nine listed buildings for Causeway Coast and Glens council area

Environment minister Mark H Durkan has announced nine new listed buildings in the Causeway Coast and Glens council area.

Government of Northern Ireland