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Northern Ireland round-up: Timetable for Belfast development plan takes shape; Clanmil secures £135m for major social housing scheme

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 25 June-1 July, 2016

Timetable for Belfast development plan takes shape

Belfast City Council this week published a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for its local development plan (LDP), as well as the timetable for the plan’s preparation.

The Planner

RTPI provides further guidance post European Union Referendum

The RTPI discusses the implications of the UK’s Leave vote for planning, and calls on politicians to rely on the expertise of planners.


Clanmil secures £135m for major social housing scheme

Clanmil Housing Group, one of Northern Ireland's biggest social housing landlords, has secured £135 million in bank loans to help fund 2,500 new homes.

BBC News

UK's filthiest beaches found in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has the dirtiest beaches in the UK, according to the Marine Conservation Society.

Belfast Telegraph

Brexit 'threat' to budget and infrastructure projects

Northern Ireland can expect a hit to infrastructure investment following the vote for a Brexit, a former Northern Ireland Office (NIO) minister has warned, adding to concern that transport spending looks particularly vulnerable.

Belfast Telegraph

Hazzard announces £10m fund to improve rural roads

Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard has announced a £10 million investment to improve the condition of rural roads.

Department for Infrastructure

Hamilton announces closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation to new small scale wind

Economy minister Simon Hamilton has confirmed that new small scale wind projects won’t benefit from subsidies from the end of June.

Department for the Economy

Givan announces further improvements to Randalstown town centre

Communities minister Paul Givan has announced funding of £380,000 for a third phase of public realm works in Randalstown involving new pavements and street furniture, as well as improved street lighting.

Department for Communities