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16/08/2019

Go-ahead for more than 330 new homes in Belfast

Words: Roger Milne
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Belfast City Council’s planning committee has approved an array of residential schemes across the capital that should see at least 330 new homes climb off the drawing board.

The approvals include a mix of flats, family homes and town houses, some of which will augment the city’s stock of social housing.

Also given the green light was a mixed-use, office-led project that involves a new 11-storey block to be built on land off Chichester Street, Gloucester Street and Seymour Lane.

However, revised proposals for a major new 175-bed aparthotel in the city centre were deferred pending a site visit.

Developer Oakland Holdings had originally applied for a 14-storey tower containing 184 self-catering units for the site on the junction of Queen Street and College Street.

Planning officials said that scheme was “too tall and fundamentally inappropriate" for the area, but backed a smaller nine-storey development.

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