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Northern Ireland round-up: Rural development funding, Belfast Harbour scheme

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 18-24 October, 2014

NI Rural development funding allocations announced

Rural development minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the ‘Priority 6’ budget allocations for the council areas under Northern Ireland's new Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. Nearly £70 million funding is involved.

The Planner 

Consultation launched on new community planning partners

Environment minister Mark H Durkan has launched a consultation to determine which organisations should be statutory partners as part of the new community planning regime due to come into play next April.

Northern Ireland Executive 

Belfast harbour scheme will help ease office space shortage in city

A new development of offices at Belfast Harbour with the potential to create around 600 new jobs has been granted planning permission. City Quays Two, next to Clarendon Dock, will provide 124,000 square feet of space, helping to ease what many claim is a shortage of top-end offices in Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph 

Belfast 'needs more cycle lanes'

Belfast needs more segregated cycle lanes to get people out of their cars and onto bikes, a seminar heard this week.

Belfast Telegraph 

Belfast's Clarendon House office block set to be demolished

The County Tyrone property firm, McAleer and Rushe, has submitted an application to demolish an office block in Belfast and redevelop the site with a new office complex. 

Belfast Telegraph 

Durkan radically re-thinks waste 

Environment minister Mark H Durkan has published the department of environment’s Operational Plan for managing and regulating waste in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Executive