Category Archives: Infrastructure and Planning

Environment

Improving the water network and preventing flooding are two major priorities for the environmental strand of the Investment Strategy. The bulk of environmental infrastructure spending (91.6 per cent) will go into water...

Productive

To modernise the economy the Executive is committing £709 million by 2021 to the private sector economy and to improve public service efficiency. Achievements to date include £430 million spent since 2008...

Social benefit clauses

Designed to help the unemployed, social benefit clauses are likely to feature in future infrastructure projects despite construction sector concerns about their effectiveness. The Giant’s Causeway visitor centre is hailed in the...

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...