Causeway Coast and Glens Council is to enter into an agreement with a number of other local councils to share environmental expertise.
Following the re-organisation of local government, it was agreed that specialist environmental protection services should transfer to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council with the understanding that expertise would be shared with the other councils involved - Antrim and Newtownabbey, Causeway Coast and Glens and Mid Ulster.
It was agreed at Tuesday’s meeting of Causeway Coast and Glens Council’s Environmental Services that a service level agreement should be entered into for the sharing of resources such as environmental experts, noise experts etc.
The new owners of Ballyrashane Creamery have been granted approval by the Causeway Coast and Glens Council Environment Committee to produce animal products.
Under EU rules which lay down specific hygiene rules for food of animal original, establishments producing animal products are required to be approved by their local council.
Ballyrashane Creamery Limited (previously Ballyrashane Co-Op Agricultural and Dairy Society) of Creamery Road in Coleraine applied for approval which was granted by the Environmental Committee on Tuesday evening.