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Written questions on the subject Planning Applications


 
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AQO 2496/17-22 Ms Kellie Armstrong
(APNI - Strangford)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to outline her plans to reduce the timeframe for determining planning applications for houses.

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23/09/2021 Answered on 04/10/2021
AQW 22943/17-22 Ms Kellie Armstrong
(APNI - Strangford)
To ask the Minister for Communities what discussions she has had with the Minster for Infrastructure, and what actions are being taken by her Department, to improve the length of time being taken by Council planning offices to process planning applications for new homes.

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22/09/2021 Answered on 15/10/2021
AQW 22176/17-22 Ms Kellie Armstrong
(APNI - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to confirm how many weeks the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has taken to provide a statutory consultee response to planning applications for (i) 2019; (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021 to date, broken down by council area.

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10/09/2021 Answered on 27/09/2021
AQW 21629/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what planning policies are in place to presume against applications that will increase traffic onto protected routes (i) directly; and (ii) indirectly.

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07/07/2021 Answered on 19/07/2021
AQW 20936/17-22 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what is the average time for a planning application to be processed from start to finish.

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25/06/2021 Answered on 05/07/2021
AQW 19697/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure for her assessement of the impact that her review of renewable energy planning will have on live renewable energy planning applications (i) during the review; and (ii) when any new policy is published.

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28/05/2021 Answered on 10/06/2021
AQW 19571/17-22 Mr Cathal Boylan
(SF - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail the average processing time for major planning applications across all local councils, compared to the 30-week target.

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27/05/2021 Answered on 07/06/2021
AQW 19501/17-22 Mr Roy Beggs
(UUP - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail (i) each occasion that a planning application has been called in by her Department for review; (ii) the time taken for her Department to come to a decision in each case; and (iii) the nature of the outcome, broken down by local council area, in each of the last five years.

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26/05/2021 Answered on 07/06/2021
AQW 19275/17-22 Mr George Robinson MBE
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail at what point, under legislation, in a planning application should a bat survey be carried out if required. [Priority Written]

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21/05/2021 Answered on 26/05/2021
AQW 19223/17-22 Mr Cathal Boylan
(SF - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure whether she will increase efforts to keep planning applications processed in a timely manner, in line with legislation, for projects related to decarbonisation.

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21/05/2021 Answered on 28/05/2021
AQW 18728/17-22 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure whether her Department plans to reduce the bureaucracy for planning applications at local councils.

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12/05/2021 Answered on 20/05/2021
AQW 18098/17-22 Mr Declan McAleer
(SF - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail planning applications that are currently being processed specifically in relation to the agriculture industry; broken down by (i) farm type, including (a) pig (b) poultry (c) suckler (d) dairy; and (ii) farm size. [Priority Written]

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28/04/2021 Answered on 06/05/2021
AQW 16659/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail (i) the checks carried out on windfarms to ensure that all mitigations in their planning approval have been adhered to, both initially and throughout their operation; and (ii) how much consideration is given to the protection of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and historic monuments when approving windfarm planning applications.

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22/03/2021 Answered on 30/03/2021
AQW 15926/17-22 Ms Clare Bailey
(GPNI - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what guidance has been issued to NI Water in relation to their assessment of planning applications where the wastewater treatment works has insufficient capacity.

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05/03/2021 Answered on 15/03/2021
AQW 13898/17-22 Ms Kellie Armstrong
(APNI - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (i) to detail the average time taken to respond to planning applications by the Natural Environment Division; and (ii) how many planning applications relating to the Strangford constituency, including the Ards and North Down Borough Council area and the Rowallane District Electoral Area of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, are awaiting statutory response from Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

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02/02/2021 Answered on 17/02/2021
AQW 10752/17-22 Mr John Stewart
(UUP - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure for her assessment of how her Department categorises planning applications deemed to be of regional significance, in comparison to similar applications in the rest of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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23/11/2020 Answered on 02/12/2020
AQW 10751/17-22 Mr John Stewart
(UUP - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice for her assessment of recommendation 13 of the Public Accounts Committee’s Report on Major Capital Projects in relation to costs associated with judicial reviews of planning applications.

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23/11/2020 Answered on 04/12/2020
AQW 10750/17-22 Mr John Stewart
(UUP - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure for her assessment of her Department’s performance in processing planning applications deemed regionally significant.

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23/11/2020 Answered on 02/12/2020
AQW 9780/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what steps are being taken to (i) process the backlog of planning applications; and (ii) ensure other statutory agencies involved in the planning process are working to schedule.

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05/11/2020 Answered on 17/11/2020
AQW 9435/17-22 Mr Cathal Boylan
(SF - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail all current called-in planning applications.

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02/11/2020 Answered on 10/11/2020
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