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Northern Ireland round-up: Pioneering energy storage project near Larne gets more EU funding; Lord Mayor welcomes Tullett Prebon investment

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 30 July - 5 August, 2016

Pioneering energy storage project near Larne gets more EU funding

A proposed pioneering energy project near Larne, County Antrim, has obtained more multi-million-pound funding from the European Union.

The Planner 

Residential starts down on last year - Glenigan

Figures show construction starts in the three months to July are up across the UK compared with the same period a year ago. Residential starts, however, are down.

The Planner

RTPI announces research awards finalists

Twenty planning research projects from 13 RTPI accredited schools in the UK and internationally have been shortlisted for the 2016 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence.

The Planner 

Lord Mayor welcomes Tullett Prebon investment

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston, has welcomed the news that leading international financial services company Tullett Prebon is to create 300 jobs in the city.

Belfast City Council 

Hazzard discusses new housing development in Derry

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard pledged his commitment to working with the developers to seek to address the issues arising out of the Transport Assessment (TA) for a proposed multi-million development at Ballyoan in Derry.

Department for Infrastructure 

Hospital staff get on their bikes

Belfast’s hospitals are the latest locations to benefit from the city’s successful Coca Cola Zero Belfast Bikes public share scheme.

Belfast City Council

Hazzard discusses flood mitigation and strategic road schemes

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed progress with five flood mitigation schemes for Fermanagh during a meeting this week with representatives of the Fermanagh and Omagh Council.

Department for Infrastructure