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Northern Ireland round-up: Revised Casement Stadium project unveiled; Belfast linen warehouse gets development green light

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 22 October-28 October, 2016

Revised Casement Stadium project unveiled for Belfast

Fresh proposals for a controversial stadium at Casement Park, west Belfast, have been unveiled by the Gaelic Athletic Association.

The Planner

Inspectorate helps to fund RTPI bursaries

The Planning Inspectorate has contributed £5,500 to two student bursary schemes the RTPI has set up to help tackle the shortage of planners.

The Planner

Mixed views from the industry as government backs Heathrow expansion 

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says a new runway at Heathrow Airport will be ‘devastating’ for air quality across London while businesses have welcomed the government’s decision to support expansion at the airport.

The Planner

Lesson learnt at Habitat III

RTPI chief executive Trudi Elliott reflects on what she learned from attending Habitat III.


Winner of RTPI George Pepler International Award announced

Isobel Bruun-Kiaer, climate change advisor for the Town and Country Planning Association,  has been awarded the RTPI George Pepler International Award bursary grant of £2,000 towards a research trip in New Zealand.


Nations adopt global strategy on sustainable cities

Nearly 170 countries have unanimously adopted the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations’ 20-year strategy on sustainable urbanisation, at the closing of the Habitat III summit on cities.


Council to reconsider size of new £30m pool

Swimming clubs have been celebrating this week after a council voted to rethink its plans for a new £30 million new pool.

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast linen warehouse finally gets development green light

A former linen warehouse in Belfast will be turned into a new office and retail development this year following planning permission.

Belfast Telegraph

Harbour announces stage three of its City Quays office scheme

A major £30 million office development on Belfast’s waterside could break ground as early as next year now that architects have been appointed to design the scheme.

Belfast Telegraph

DFI minister welcomes £25m stimulus package funding 

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard has welcomed an additional £25million funding allocation to stimulate and support infrastructure development.

Department for Infrastructure

Belfast’s Odyssey wants plans to build solar panel on roof

A solar plant is to be built on top of the Oddyssey complex, including on the SSE Arena.

Belfast Telegraph