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Written questions on the subject Planning Applications


 
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AQW 11530/22-27 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, pursuant to AQW 9590/22-27, (i) what is being done to address the lack of resources to meet capacity; (ii) the reasons for the number of re-consultations; and (iii) what is being done to improve the quality of information submitted.

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08/05/2024 Answered on 22/05/2024
AQO 418/22-27 Mr Tom Buchanan
(DUP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline what action he intends to take to ensure the Northern Ireland Environment Agency is able to respond to consultations on planning applications within a reasonable timeframe.

02/05/2024 Question Withdrawn
AQW 11224/22-27 Mr William Irwin
(DUP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the number of farm-related planning applications responded to positively by the NIEA using the ammonia interim assessment approach, following the decision to cease relying on published ammonia advice as a basis for statutory advice on planning applications. [Priority Written]

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01/05/2024 Answered on 12/06/2024
AQW 10578/22-27 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (i) how many planning applications are awaiting assessment by NIEA as a statutory consultee; (ii) how many applications did NIEA respond to in (a) February 2023; and (b) February 2024; and (iii) how many officers are resource allocated for responding on behalf of NIEA as a statutory consultee.

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22/04/2024 Answered on 29/04/2024
AQO 291/22-27 Miss Michelle McIlveen
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure for his assessment of the impact a recurrent £321 million annual funding allocation to Northern Ireland Water will have on planning applications.

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21/03/2024 Answered on 16/04/2024
AQW 10081/22-27 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure whether his Department, in the design and development of the new planning portal, ensured that approved drawings can be placed under one section in the portal in the interest of improving public access to planning applications online.

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15/04/2024 Answered on 30/04/2024
AQW 9723/22-27 Mr Stephen Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail the number of planning applications that were rejected due to water capacity concerns in North Down in each of the last five years.

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09/04/2024 Answered on 24/04/2024
AQW 9642/22-27 Mr William Irwin
(DUP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail (i) the number of times, on average, an on-farm development planning application comes back for further consultation by NIEA; and (ii) the reasons for re-consultation, in the last 12 months.

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08/04/2024 Answered on 22/04/2024
AQW 9590/22-27 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for an explanation of the delay of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in responding to planning applications as a statutory consultee.

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08/04/2024 Answered on 17/04/2024
AQW 7779/22-27 Miss Michelle McIlveen
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs whether an assessment has been carried out on whether the operational protocol for assessing ammonia in planning applications is hindering the replacement of old buildings with newer and more environmentally-friendly development.

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28/02/2024 Answered on 14/03/2024
AQW 7718/22-27 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure whether there is any proposal to review the process in cases where there is a lengthy ongoing planning application, with multiple periodic changes involving notifications to neighbours and objectors, who must then repeatedly respond.

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28/02/2024 Answered on 14/03/2024
AQW 7698/22-27 Mr David Brooks
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what actions are being taken to speed up the response of statutory agencies to planning applications.

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28/02/2024 Answered on 14/03/2024
AQW 7240/22-27 Mr David Brooks
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure how his Department carries out traffic and parking assessments for planning applications.

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22/02/2024 Answered on 08/03/2024
AQW 6979/22-27 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail (i) what plans he has to reduce the time taken to process planning applications for renewable energy projects, for instance onshore windfarms; and (ii) how this may be achieved.

20/02/2024 To be answered by 06/03/2024
AQW 6886/22-27 Mr Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail the number of (i) regionally significant wind turbine planning proposals; (ii) regionally significant wind turbine pre-consultation planning applications; and (iii) individual wind turbines planning applications, submitted to his Department, broken down by constituency, in each of the last three years.

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19/02/2024 Answered on 05/03/2024
AQW 6629/22-27 Mr Justin McNulty
(SDLP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure whether he plans to (i) improve; (ii) increase resources; (iii) streamline; and (iv) reform the system for processing planning applications in this mandate.

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15/02/2024 Answered on 29/02/2024
AQW 4672/22-27 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to list the planning applications with his Department after being called in from district councils under the 2011 Planning Act.

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13/10/2022 Answered on 28/10/2022
AQW 4184/22-27 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail the average length of time taken by his Department to determine the outcome of a major planning application, in each of the last five years.

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06/10/2022 Answered on 21/10/2022
AQW 4056/22-27 Mr Jim Allister KC
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure (i) why planning applications for Certificates of Lawful Development are not hosted on the Planning Portal; and (ii) whether he will review this policy.

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04/10/2022 Answered on 19/10/2022
AQW 2715/22-27 Mr Peter McReynolds
(APNI - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure for the number of planning applications (i) received; and (ii) approved in the last five years, broken down by (a) regionally significant applications; (b) major applications; and (c) local applications.

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03/08/2022 Answered on 11/08/2022
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