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Northern Ireland round-up: Plan for Belfast’s tallest office block climbs off the drawing board; County Antrim oil terminal row

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 18 May-24 May, 2019

Plan for Belfast’s tallest office block climbs off the drawing board

Work on what will be the tallest office block in the Northern Irish capital (and the province) is set to begin in earnest.

The Planner

News report: ‘Boys’ club’ culture is holding back women in planning, research suggests

A widespread boys’ club mentality is limiting women’s opportunities in the workplace, new research by the RTPI suggests.

The Planner

RTPI announces new chair for its Board of Trustees

Sue Bridges FRTPI has been elected as the new chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees.

The Planner

County Antrim oil terminal row

Residents of the seaside town of Whitehead in County Antrim are opposed to a £15 million scheme submitted to Mid & East Antrim Borough Council that involves the redevelopment of the existing oil terminal at Croghan Point into an import, storage and distribution facility for petrol, gas, oil and diesel, which would be capable of handling larger marine tankers.

Belfast Newsletter

New homes for Newtownards

Proposals for an £11 million development of 64 homes in Newtownards have been unveiled by housebuilder Northland Developments.

Insider Media

Warrenpoint Port project to begin this summer

A Japanese firm is to build a £9.5 million carbon dioxide import terminal at Warrenpoint Port, which will mainly be used by the food and drink industry for refrigeration purposes.

BBC News

Go-ahead for Newry glamping

Detailed proposals for a glamping site at Killeavy near Newry have been given the final thumbs up and will involve 12 pods, a play area, a barbecue area and ancillary works.

Insider Media