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Northern Ireland round-up: Social housing scheme approved, £6.7m spent on Casement Park work

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 31 January-6 February, 2015

Green light for major NI social housing scheme

Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H Durkan has welcomed approval for nearly 200 units of social housing in Londonderry.

The Planner

O’Neill publishes proposals for new Rural Proofing Bill

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has launched a public consultation on policy proposals for a new Rural Proofing Bill.

Northern Ireland Executive

£6.7m spent on Casement Park work

A Stormont committee has been told that a total of £6.7 million will have been spent on the stalled redevelopment of Casement Park by the end of the financial year.

Belfast Telegraph

Legal threat to minister Kennedy over secret report into rail line cost

The committee set up to scrutinise the Department for Regional Development is considering legal action against minister Danny Kennedy about why a rail project was underestimated by £20 million.

Belfast Telegraph

Planning for Belfast

Belfast City Council hosted a briefing event for developers on 16 February to indicate how it will handle planning issues from 1 April when the new regime kicks in.

Belfast City Council