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Green light for several Belfast developments

Words: Roger Milne
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Primark's restoration proposals for its historic Bank Buildings have been approved by the city council’s planning committee.

The Belfast city centre B1-listed landmark was engulfed in a blaze last year.

The applications seek full planning permission and listed building consent for the conservation-led restoration of the buildings, which connect to the existing Primark store on Castle Street, including retail store and ancillary café.

Meanwhile, in separate decisions, two schemes each involving 79 flats received the go-ahead.

Plans for the residential development of the former Belvoir Park Hospital site, which featured the demolition of a listed mortuary, were approved.

A project on Lisburn Road will see the closure of garage and tyre fitter Kwik Fit to make way for a £12 million project that will involve shops, a gym and parking for 67 cars, as well as new homes.

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