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09/04/2015

Northern Ireland round-up: West Belfast redevelopment, UK Placemaking Awards

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news: 4 April-10 April, 2015

New twist in row over West Belfast redevelopment

The wrangle over the future of the vacant former Visteon site at Finaghy in West Belfast has taken a fresh turn now the housing association planning to redevelop the 12-hectare site has been told by the NI Planning Service to devote more space to commercial and business activity.

The Planner

Planning boost for Open Championship at NI course

Royal Portrush could host the Open Championship as early as 2019 now a planning application for renovations to the course has been approved.

BBC News

DOE winners at prestigious UK Placemaking Awards

DOE planning’s ‘Living Places’ design guide proved a winner at the second UK Placemaking Awards.

Northern Ireland Executive

O’Neill reveals new Capital Grant Programme to make life better for rural communities

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced a new capital grant funding programme designed to improve living conditions of rural residents.

Northern Ireland Executive

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