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Belfast City Council has outlined a new customer service charter following reported complaints about the speed with which it deals with planning permissions.
Plans have been submitted for a 'regionally significant' gold mine in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Around one third of planning applications in Northern Ireland which went to appeal last year were approved, according to a report.
Consultancy Turley is to open a new office in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Plans have been approved for what developers claim would be the largest office building in Northern Ireland after Belfast City Council planners concluded that the design, scale and mass of the development were 'considered acceptable'.
Belfast City Council has said it will appeal the High Court's decision last week that a bulky goods restriction relating to the Sprucefield out-of-town shopping centre should not be taken into account in informing planning decisions.
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Northern Ireland's local authorities are grappling with the practical implications of new plan-making responsibilities bestowed upon them following a local government shake-up last year.
Commentators hope that a new department handed control over planning in Northern Ireland will improve planning for infrastructure but say the minister must ensure councils make the most of their planning powers.
Last month's transfer of planning powers to councils in Northern Ireland could cause a slowdown in planning approvals as officers and new planning committee members get to grips with the system.
Will Northern Ireland's new 'super councils' be ready to take on their new planning responsibilities?
As local government in Northern Ireland is reformed, there is concern over new councils' readiness for the decentralised planning powers they will assume.