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Northern Ireland round-up: Revised plans for hotel project in Derry’s Ebrington Square; Whitehead gas extension call

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 19 May-25 May, 2018

Stromness regeneration plan wins top RTPI award

The regeneration of Stromness has won the RTPI’s Silver Jubilee Cup at the 2018 Awards for Planning Excellence.

The Planner

Revised plans for hotel project in Derry’s Ebrington Square

Revised plans and new images of the proposed 152-bed hotel earmarked for Ebrington Square in the Waterside area of Derry city were submitted to the planning authority this week.

The Planner

Whitehead gas extension call

The Province’s utility regulator is being urged to approve proposals to extend Northern Ireland's natural gas pipeline network to the seaside town of Whitehead.

Belfast Telegraph

Carryduff shopping centre revamp

An updated regeneration plan for the Carryduff shopping centre, one of Northern Ireland's oldest, involving 21 new flats, retail units and a restaurant has been submitted to Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

Belfast Telegraph

Public transport use on the rise

The use of public transport in Northern Ireland is at its highest level in 20 years, bus and rail agency Translink has reported.

BBC News

Belfast campus work due to start up again

Proposals are under way to resume building work on Ulster University's new £250 million Belfast campus ‘as soon as possible’.

Belfast Telegraph

Capital’s tourism returns

Belfast’s official tourism marketing organisation is anticipating an economic return of £130 million from its activities in 2018-19.

Belfast City Council

Belfast City Deal projects

Belfast City Council is to spend £500,000 on developing projects like a multi-media tourist centre telling the story of the capital, a digital innovation centre, an academic medical research institute and a 5G smart district, all of which are likely to be included in the promised city deal for the capital region.

Belfast Telegraph