Durkan delivers additional funding for Derry City and Strabane District Council

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases

The extra funding of £417,478 is being made available to Derry City and Strabane Council for Rates Support. The Council will be also be able to claim from an additional £0.5million being given to Councils for Emergency Planning. Speaking at the meeting of the Partnership Panel, Mark H Durkan said: “Whenever DOE’s budget was reduced last year, I had to …

Admin 2Durkan delivers additional funding for Derry City and Strabane District Council

Durkan announces additional funding for local councils

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced an increase in the funding for a number of local Councils. The extra funding of £2.6million is being made available to Councils for Rates Support (£2.1million) and Emergency Planning (£0.5 million). Speaking at the meeting of the Partnership Panel, Mark H Durkan said: “Whenever DOE’s budget was reduced last year, I had to …

Admin 2Durkan announces additional funding for local councils

Durkan: Public agencies must prepare for winter weather now

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases

SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan has called on Transport NI to ensure that they are prepared for the onset of winter. ”With the mild October that we are enjoying, it would be easy to forget that winter is just around the corner. However, past experience tells us that winter conditions can arrive suddenly and can cause serious danger and disruption …

Admin 2Durkan: Public agencies must prepare for winter weather now

Durkan commends the winners of NI’s ‘Best Kept’ Awards

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

The overall award was presented to the picturesque village of Scarva. They will now compete in the final of the All-Ireland Tidy Towns competition. This year saw the introduction of a ‘Best Kept City’ category, which was awarded to the city of Derry. Armagh was awarded the prize for ‘Best Kept Medium Town’ and Omagh received the ‘Best Kept Large …

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Durkan commends Foyle Down Syndrome Trust on improving the local environment

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today visited Foyle Down Syndrome Trust who have been allocated £7,011 funding through DOE’s Challenge Fund. The Minister has recently allocated the funding to Foyle Down Syndrome Trust which will help 23 young adults to convert a derelict site into their very own organic garden and wanted to see at first-hand how it will be …

Admin 2Durkan commends Foyle Down Syndrome Trust on improving the local environment

Nine new listed buildings for Causeway Coast and Glens

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

In Coleraine town these include the library, Georgian buildings between 11 and 17 Bridge Street, detached Georgian houses at 88 Lodge Road and 46 Mountsandel Road, and the 1957 telephone exchange. The St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Parish Centre at 50 Brook Street, a well-preserved example of a 19th century urban school on a prominent corner in the town centre …

Admin 2Nine new listed buildings for Causeway Coast and Glens

Full time multidisciplinary task force needed to tackle environment crime: Durkan

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

The Minister wants to see the establishment of a permanent, full time multidisciplinary task force to tackle the problem. Mark H Durkan explained: “Much significant work has already been done in co-operation with the Dublin government to tackle the scourge of waste crime. We have worked on a North South basis to clean up illegal landfill sites in border regions …

Admin 2Full time multidisciplinary task force needed to tackle environment crime: Durkan

Durkan produces ’planning blue print’ to guide future planning decisions

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

In essence, this is ‘the go to guide’ for everyone involved in the local planning system. The SPPS reduces 20 separate planning policy statements to one. This provides the policy on key issues such as town centres and retail development, building in the countryside, creating and enhancing shared space, tourism, telecommunications and housing. Significantly, it also sets in black and …

Admin 2Durkan produces ’planning blue print’ to guide future planning decisions

Three listed buildings for Claudy: Durkan

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today listed two historic rural houses and an 18th century bridge near Claudy. Mark H Durkan said: “This is a boost for Claudy. The two rural houses protected are an important remnant of a fast disappearing part of our heritage and the bridge, with raised cutwaters is a particularly good example of a bridge from …

Admin 2Three listed buildings for Claudy: Durkan

Three World War Two hangars among proposed listed buildings in Derry: Durkan

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is proposing six new listed buildings for Derry. These include three former World War Two hangars beside the City of Derry Airport. A row of three terraced buildings in a prominent location on the Northland Road is also being proposed for listing. Mark H Durkan, who is consulting with Derry City and Strabane District Council …

Admin 2Three World War Two hangars among proposed listed buildings in Derry: Durkan