Environment

Why planners say it is okay to enclose open spaces

1 Jul 2015Nick Garbutt Environment

The recent Glasmullin dispute has raised questions about Northern Ireland’s planning laws, Scope dissects the issues. 

Closing down our open spaces

17 Jun 2015Nick Garbutt Environment

The decision by Belfast City Council to grant planning permission for a sports ground on open land in West Belfast creates an uneasy precedent and is out of step with planning policy elsewhere, Scope reports. 

Preserving heritage and understanding the past

28 Apr 2015Nick Garbutt Funding, Environment

Scope meets Paul Mullan, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland. 

Buy a plastic bag and save the environment: how not to make cuts

27 Apr 2015Nick Garbutt CutsWatchCutsWatchNI, Environment, Politics

Scope analyses the bizarre recent conduct of the Department of the Environment and suggests this is a text book example of how not to implement cuts.