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Northern Ireland round-up: Student accommodation complex in Belfast gets green light; Public asked for views on cross-border greenway network

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 16 April-22 April, 2016

Student accommodation complex in Belfast gets green light

Planning permission has been granted for a major new purpose-built, managed student accommodation development in Belfast city centre.

The Planner

Brexit and planning delays slow down construction activity

Uncertainty caused by the EU referendum and planning delays have contributed to a slowdown in confidence and workloads across the construction industry in the past three months.

The Planner

Europe exit threat to environmental policy

The UK’s membership of the EU has been a crucial factor in shaping the nation’s environmental policy for the past 40 years, according to a group of MPs.

The Planner

RTPI's Trudi Elliott up for ‘outstanding leader’ award

The institute’s chief executive, Trudi Elliott, has been named as one of six ‘outstanding nominations’ for a top leadership award at the MemCom Awards.


Public asked for views on cross-border greenway network

A new cross-border plan developed by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans that explores the possibilities of extending the greenway infrastructure of the Derry-Strabane and Donegal County Council areas has now gone online.

Derry City and Strabane District Council

Belfast rectory that inspired Narnia author CS Lewis may be set for listed status

The future of a former church rectory that inspired The Chronicles Of Narnia is to be protected after being recommended for listing by the Department of the Environment, a move agreed by Belfast City Council.

Belfast Telegraph

New £2.5m housing scheme is completed

A £2.5 million social housing project in west Belfast has been completed. The development, led by Fold Housing Association in the Twinbrook area, includes 31 new homes as well as two shops.

Belfast Telegraph

Cable car plan for Mourne Mountains

Proposals for a cable car ‘gondola’ to ferry visitors up to the heights of the Mournes from Newcastle are climbing off the drawing board.

Belfast Telegraph