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11/03/2016

Northern Ireland round-up: RTPI Northern Ireland sets out ‘asks’ for assembly elections; Durkan instigates strategic planning policy reviews

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 5 March-11 March, 2016

RTPI Northern Ireland lays out ‘asks’ for assembly elections

RTPI Northern Ireland has set out five key requests of the parties in Northern Ireland for the term in the Northern Ireland Assembly, including coordinating policy by focusing on people and places.

The Planner

Durkan instigates strategic planning policy reviews

Environment minister Mark H Durkan has issued a call for evidence on strategic planning policy for development in the countryside and, separately, renewable energy, to eventually feed into the new Strategic Planning Policy Statement.

The Planner

Poultry waste: Stormont lends £9.3m for cross-border project in Donegal

Stormont is to loan £9.3 million towards the cost of a plant in the Republic of Ireland to help deal with waste from Northern Ireland’s poultry industry.

BBC News

Wind energy: Reprieve for some subsidies in Northern Ireland

The subsidy system for large onshore wind energy projects in Northern Ireland will end in April as planned, but the subsidy system for single turbine projects will continue, pending further consultation.

BBC News

Durkan launches consultation on tackling blight of derelict and neglected property and sites

Environment minister Mark H Durkan has launched a consultation on tackling the blight of derelict and neglected property and sites.

Northern Ireland Executive

Harland & Wolff headquarters to be ‘world’s most authentic Titanic-themed hotel’

The former Harland & Wolff headquarters, where the Titanic and more than 1,000 other ships were designed, is set to become a new boutique hotel.

Belfast Telegraph

O’Neill welcomes approval of law to safeguard the needs of rural communities

Agriculture and rural development minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed the approval of new legislation that will safeguard the needs of rural communities by ensuring all government policies are rural-proofed.

Northern Ireland Executive

Newtownabbey incinerator appeal date delayed

The date for an appeal against a controversial waste incinerator earmarked for a former quarry at Newtonabbey on the outskirts of Belfast has been pushed back.

BBC News
 

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