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Northern Ireland round-up: Plea for air and sea ports bailout in Northern Ireland; Newry service station redevelopment proposals submitted

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 4 April-10 April, 2020

Plea for air and sea ports bailout in Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers have insisted that air and sea ports in the province need urgent help to survive the Covid-19 crisis.

The Planner

Newry service station redevelopment

Supermarket chain Eurospar has submitted proposals to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council for the development of retail units, a dental practice and an indoor play unit and restaurant at an existing service station in Newry.

Insider Media

Marine heritage conservation statement

The Department for Communities’ Historic Environment Division has published a position statement setting out its objectives for marine heritage conservation in advance of the publication of the forthcoming Marine Plan for Northern Ireland.

Department for Communities

PAC prepares Covid-19 stance

The Planning Appeals Commission has confirmed that it is preparing advice and guidance on how it will deal with its responsibilities now its offices are closed, along with its phone lines, although it is accepting appeals by email, uploading decisions on its website and issuing decisions electronically.   

Planning Appeals Commission

Province jobs agency accused of being too Belfast-centric

Invest NI, Northern Ireland’s biggest jobs promoter, has been attacked by an MLA for organising hundreds of investment visits to the capital last year but very few or none to other areas of the province.

Belfast Telegraph