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Northern Ireland round-up: Stormont urged to set firm housing target; Go-ahead for 1,500-home neighbourhood in Derry

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 23 July-29 July, 2016

Stormont urged to set firm housing targets

The Northern Ireland Executive should set targets for house building, the Chartered Institute of Housing has recommended.

The Planner

Go-ahead for 1,500-home neighbourhood in Derry

Derry City and Strabane District Council has approved outline proposals for a new neighbourhood of up to 1,500 dwellings and associated facilities.

The Planner 

RTPI joins International Ethics Coalition

The RTPI has joined a new international coalition that aims to develop the first set of globally recognised ethics standards for built environment and property-related professional organisations.

The Planner

RTPI: Is planning reform heading in the right or wrong direction?

The RTPI is seeking the views of its members on the impact of recent planning reforms to the UK's planning systems and on their work.

The Planner

Former city centre linen warehouse to be given new life

The renovation of a former Victorian linen warehouse and a 17-storey office extension have been given the go-ahead by Belfast City Council.

Belfast City Council

Better road network will not cause more pollution, say business chiefs

Building a network of better roads across Ireland would not cause higher pollution levels, insist business chiefs.

Belfast Telegraph

Energy contract sees 100% electricity from renewable sources

A new sustainable energy contract has been awarded for the supply of electricity and natural gas to Northern Ireland’s health and social care sector.

Department of Health