Category Archives: Infrastructure and Planning

EIB infrastructure funding

European Investment Bank’s Tanguy Desrousseaux outlines the European perspective on funding models for strategic infrastructure projects. “Funding is one thing, but we need to prioritise projects,” asserts Desrousseaux. Making an important distinction...

Green way ahead

Published by the Department for Infrastructure in late 2016, the Strategic Plan for Greenways will utilise disused railways, abandoned canal towpaths, riverside paths and flood embankments in order to develop a comprehensive...

Northern Ireland planning

 The introduction of the Planning Act 2011 transferred the majority of planning responsibility to local councils from 1 April 2015. Following the publication of the latest annual statistics, agendaNi analyses the outcomes...

Planning in action

Over a year after the transfer of planning powers from central government to local councils, UUP councillor and chair of the planning committee at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Alex Redpath, talks...