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Northern Ireland round-up: Scale of NI decision backlog revealed; Portrush luxury house planning row

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 23 November-30 November, 2018

Scale of NI decision backlog revealed

More than 160 key decisions and regulatory policy issues have piled up since the collapse of Stormont because there are no ministers to make decisions, a series of Freedom of Information requests by The Belfast Telegraph has revealed.

The Planner

RTPI makes inclusivity commitment

The RTPI has committed to increase the diversity of the planning profession. It said the profession should be more representative of the communities it serves.

The Planner

Belfast redevelopment scheme named Tribeca

Castlebrooke Investment’s £500 million urban regeneration project in the heart of Belfast and close to the Cathedral will be named Tribeca, the developer has confirmed.

Belfast Telegraph

Portrush luxury house planning row

A property firm owned by TV star James Nesbitt is at the centre of a planning row over a luxury house under construction at Portrush on Co Antrim's north coast.

Belfast Telegraph

Goldmine notifications

An application for hazardous substance consent to use sodium cyanide has been submitted by Dalradian Gold Limited to the Department for Infrastructure as part of the company’s mining project. Due to the high volume of correspondence involved the department is not acknowledging comments individually but has posted a notification on the Planning Portal website.

Northern Ireland Executive

Cash for coastal communities  

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched round five of the Coastal Communities Fund initiative in Northern Ireland, which is making £900,000 available to bidders.

Northern Ireland Executive