Communities benefit by almost £1.5million in grants from the Coastal Communities Fund

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Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, today announced that coastal communities from Coleraine to Newcastle will benefit from almost £1.5million from the UK-wide Coastal Communities Fund. The Fund, which is allocated by the UK Treasury to DOE and is additional to the Department’s budget, supports the regeneration and economic development of coastal communities by funding projects that create new jobs and …

Admin 2Communities benefit by almost £1.5million in grants from the Coastal Communities Fund

Durkan alarmed at impact in North West of Health Trust decision to cancel non-emergency operations

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SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan has expressed his concern for patients in the north west who are awaiting surgery with the announcement that all five NI Health Trusts have halted non-emergency medical procedures. Mr Durkan said: “I am horrified to learn that hospitals across the north will not be conducting surgery unless it is in an emergency due to budgetary …

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Make Road Safety your New Year Resolution

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The Environment Minister today urged everyone to make the reduction of deaths and serious injuries on our roads their New Year Resolution. As 2014 draws to a close, 79 people have so far lost their lives during the year. That is 22 more people than 2013. Mark H Durkan said: “The New Year is a time for resolutions and commitments. …

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Extension of 5p carrier bag levy will go to good causes

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today highlighted that the 5p levy on carrier bags will be extended to all bags priced less than 20p from 19 January 2015. The Minister emphasised that funds generated from the levy will continue to directly benefit local communities, helping them to both care for and enhance their own environment. Encouraging everyone to reuse their …

Admin 2Extension of 5p carrier bag levy will go to good causes

Durkan invites public to comment on second cycle river basin management plans

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Members of the public were today invited to have their say on plans to protect and improve Northern Ireland waterways. The Environment Minister launched a six-month consultation on draft second cycle River Basin Management Plans for Northern Ireland. Mark H Durkan said: “River Basin Planning is about taking an integrated approach to the protection, improvement and sustainable use of the …

Admin 2Durkan invites public to comment on second cycle river basin management plans

NEW LISTED BUILDINGS PROPOSED FOR DERRY AREA

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The DOE has consulted with Derry City Council on nine new listing proposals within the Council area. Wednesday, 19 November 2014 The buildings are the first results of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) Second Survey. This has seen surveyors examining and researching the built heritage of Derry since June. A number of the proposals are located within the historic …

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DURKAN ACTIVATES £1,000 FLOOD SCHEME

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Following the recent heavy rainfall, the Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has activated an emergency scheme for householders affected by related flooding. Thursday, 13 November 2014 Mark H Durkan said: “I am conscious of the incidents of flooding in Belfast and Newry this evening and of the threat of further heavy rainfall to come. Individual householders who have suffered severe …

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DURKAN ANNOUNCES NEW ERA OF JOINED UP WORKING BETWEEN CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today announced that he will chair a new Partnership Panel with local government. Wednesday, 5 November 2014 The Executive has given the green light to his proposals for the Panel which is intended to improve co-ordination between departments and councils and help deliver better outcomes for local communities. The Panel brings together a working partnership, …

admin7DURKAN ANNOUNCES NEW ERA OF JOINED UP WORKING BETWEEN CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

DURKAN GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR REVITALISATION OF PLAY AREAS IN STRATHFOYLE

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has recommended planning approval for the upgrading of existing open space in the village of Strathfoyle. Tuesday, 4 November 2014 Mark H Durkan said: “This scheme will provide a new children’s play area and landscaping on a six hectare site and will involve the redevelopment of existing open space adjacent to the existing Strathfoyle Pitches. …

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DURKAN GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR MAJOR FOOTPATH AND CYCLEWAY PROVISION AT CREGGAN BURN, DERRY

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has recommended planning approval for the provision of major footpath and cycleway provision with associated landscaping and fencing at Creggan Burn, Derry. Tuesday, 4 November 2014 The approval provides a new footpath and cycleway infrastructure within Creggan Burn Park and also includes landscaping, street furniture, fencing, gates, lighting and drainage. Creggan Burn Park is a …

admin7DURKAN GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR MAJOR FOOTPATH AND CYCLEWAY PROVISION AT CREGGAN BURN, DERRY