Category Archives: Infrastructure and Planning

Skills

A smaller educational estate, with larger sites and more sharing between schools, is anticipated over the next decade. The Executive also plans to establish a regional library to showcase Northern Ireland’s culture...

Justice

Capital investment in justice will aim to protect the public and reduce offending, but the closure of smaller court houses is also on the way. Justice was included in the Executive’s investment...

DoE planning targets

Developers must be prepared for more refusals as DoE planners stretch themselves to meet demanding targets. The processing of large scale applications within six months must move from being the exception to...

Reforming Scottish planning

Scotland’s planning reform system has streamlined the system’s processes but more improvement is needed in its performance.  Chief Planner Jim Mackinnon explained the main changes at agendaNi’s planning seminar. Strong political leadership...