Category Archives: Infrastructure and Planning

Planning for regional growth

Northern Ireland’s Chief Planner Fiona McCandless discusses the implementation of the Regional Development Strategy (RDS) and the benefits of cross-border collaboration in a spatial planning context. Speaking to an audience in Dublin,...

Planning performance

The level of overall planning applications received in Northern Ireland last year was a five-year high. While progress has been largely made in processing times for applications since the devolution of powers...

Planning ahead

Recent statistics have ranked Mid and East Antrim Borough Council as one of the highest performing planning authorities of the 11 local councils. Head of Planning Paul Duffy discusses the progression that...

Planning in agreement

  Grant McBurney has recently been made a partner within the Planning and Environmental Law Team within Belfast’s largest independent law firm, Carson McDowell. Grant has been with the firm since 2004,...

Drafting BMAP

A major planning development, once focussed on inspiring investor confidence in the greater Belfast area and assisting local development plans, has reverted back to its draft form awaiting political consensus. The absence...