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Northern Ireland round-up: Offshore wind farm ditched, Dundonald Ice Bowl on hold

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 29 November-5 December, 2014

Huge offshore wind farm ditched

The Crown Estate has confirmed it has no plans to re-let the stretch of seabed off the County Down coast that was due to become Northern Ireland's biggest wind farm.

The Planner 

Dundonald Ice Bowl: Refurbishment plan is put on hold

Plans for the redevelopment of Dundonald Ice Bowl have been put on hold following a decision by the shadow council for the new Lisburn City and Castlereagh District Council.

BBC News 

Evangelical church's 97-acre plan 'could end up killing town centre' in Ballymena

An evangelical church's plans for a new 97-acre development on the outskirts of Ballymena could kill off the struggling town centre, it is claimed.

Belfast Telegraph 

Gold mining hopes for Tyrone hills

Northern Ireland has the seventh richest undeveloped seam of gold in the world, according to a mining company that wishes to start digging under a mountainous area of County Tyrone.

Belfast Telegraph