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Planning permission has been approved for 102 electricity pylons along a 34 kilometre route forming part of a cross-border electricity inter-connector between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, despite recognition that some of the scheme's environmental effects would be 'significant and adverse'.
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'.
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Enforcement Officer Cherwell District Council Banbury, Oxfordshire
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
- Planners – Planning Policy (1 permanent role and 1 three year fixed-term role) Reed Global Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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.