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Northern Ireland round-up

Words: Roger Milne
Northern Ireland

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland this week

Revised NI housing land monitoring report published

The Northern Ireland Planning Service has published a revised version of its 2013 Housing Land Availability monitoring report. The revisions were needed because of inaccuracies identified in the data used to prepare the original report.

The Planner


Consent for Larne mixed-use scheme

Environment minister Mark H Durkan has granted outline planning consent for a large mixed-use development in Larne on a 13 hectare site on the edge of the town. The scheme will transform the redundant Kelly’s Fuel Yard at Bank Road, known locally as Howden’s Quay. The proposals include waterfront residential development, leisure uses, small unit industrial development and access infrastructure.

Northern Ireland Executive


Lisburn mall expansion rejected

The NI Planning Service has rejected an application for a major redevelopment and expansion of Bow Street Mall shopping centre in Lisburn, County Antrim. The plans would have involved the redevelopment of two streets and a public car park. Planners said the proposals were inappropriate in scale and design and would harm the townscape and have an adverse impact on a listed building.

BBC News


Cemetery plans opposed

Plans for a huge new cemetery beside the south Antrim village of Dundrod are meeting strong opposition from a group of residents. A four-year search by Belfast City Council has identified a 100-acre site beside the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle circuit as a possible location.

BBC News