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04/11/2016

Northern Ireland round-up: NI Department for Infrastructure bangs the drum for enforcement; £268,300 to help regenerate shops and businesses in Londonderry

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of news in Northern Ireland: 29 October-4 November, 2016

NI Department for Infrastructure bangs the drum for enforcement

The Department for Infrastructure has published an overview of planning enforcement responsibilities in Northern Ireland and the latest guidance following the transfer of most planning functions to district councils.

The Planner

Belfast hub plan could spark new Battle of the Boyne with Sandy Row residents

Translink has launched a public consultation on controversial plans to create a new £150 million public transport hub at the existing Europa bus centre and Great Victoria Street railway station in Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph

£268,300 to help regenerate shops and businesses in Londonderry

Sixteen shops and businesses in Londonderry are to be given a facelift as part of a major regeneration scheme. Some £268,300 has been allocated to properties in Upper Strand Road and Clooney Terrace.

Belfast Telegraph

New office development planned for Gasworks in Belfast city centre

Belfast's Gasworks site has been earmarked for a new six-storey grade A office development under proposals just unveiled.

Belfast Telegraph

Tourism partnership takes the Cool Route to Derry

Derry and Strabane District Council is taking an active role in an international programme involving the development and promotion of so-called Slow Adventure and Cool Route Tourism initiatives.

Derry City and Strabane District Council

A new chapter in story of Belfast Central Library as major revamp is planned

A massive revamp of Belfast Central Library is on the cards – almost 120 years after it opened.

Belfast Telegraph

Hazzard meets councils to discuss strategic planning issues

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard this week met council chief executives to discuss strategic planning issues when he chaired the Ministerial Planning Group.

Department for Infrastructure

Council £7m investment to transform Culmore District Park

The Culmore District Park opened to the public this week following major restoration work costing £7 million by Derry and Strabane District Council that saw the former landfill site transformed into a valuable green space for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Derry City and Strabane District Council

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