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40 per cent increase in Belfast decisions this year

Words: Roger Milne
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Belfast City Council’s planning service has issued 1,443 decisions in the year to date - a 40 per cent increase over the same period last year.

Included in the current crop of determinations are proposals to give a prominent Belfast city center office block a massive makeover.

Approval has been granted for the refurbishment and extension of Oyster House and Royston House, on the corner of Wellington Place and Upper Queen Street.

This proposal will add an extra 2,115 square meters of office floor space.

A number of new housing developments have just been given the green light. These included sites at Grenache Park in west Belfast, which comprises the refurbishment of a derelict listed building; the third phase of a social housing redevelopment in Brook Mount Street in the Shankill area, and development of the former H and J Martin site at Ormond Gardens in the east of the city.

Planning permission was also granted for new flat complexes, in Malone Avenue, Templemore Avenue and on the Ravenhall Road.

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