Residents welcome concession of airport court case but cautious about inquiry move

Residents welcome concession of airport court case but cautious about inquiry move Numbers seriously affected by aircraft noise treble to 11,000 in just three years See the Minister’s announcement here Local residents have reacted cautiously to news that the Environment Minister is considering modifying the noise regulations governing the … [Read more...]

Airport campaigners welcome withdrawal of ‘developers charter’

Airport campaigners have warmly welcomed the withdrawal by the Environment Minister of a controversial draft planning policy which was branded a 'charter for developers', and which could have paved the way for George Best Belfast City Airport to be permitted its long-sought runway extension. The residents' umbrella group, Belfast City Airport … [Read more...]

Environment Minister Alex Attwood not to adopt PPS 24 following consultation

Environment Minister Alex Attwood today announced that he will not introduce proposed new planning policy after listening to the public, business groups and the commercial sector. Draft Planning Policy Statement 24 (PPS 24) had proposed that full account should be taken of the economic implications of a planning application. Read the full DOE … [Read more...]