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Northern Ireland round-up: Application lodged for major Belfast public transport project; Owner ‘realistic’ on future planning for Gilford Mill

Words: Roger Milne
Northern Ireland

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 24 June-30 June, 2017

Application lodged for major Belfast public transport project

Public transport agency Translink has submitted a planning application for its £175 million Belfast Transport Hub, a key element of the new 8-hectare city centre Weavers Cross development.

The Planner

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Owner ‘realistic’ on future planning for Gilford Mill

The company behind the likely mixed-use redevelopment of Gilford Mill in County Down has revealed that it has taken one year to make the buildings safe, and remove vast amounts of hogweed.

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Harbour’s turnover up 7%

Belfast Harbour has committed £105 million to future capital expenditure projects after enjoying a record financial performance. It saw its turnover increase by 7 per cent.

Belfast Harbour

Historic pub to become luxury flats

A pub is set to be turned into luxury flats as part of a £2 million redevelopment in Holywood.

Belfast Telegraph

Planning activity statistics

New planning statistics for 2016/17 have suggested that planning applications increased by 7 per cent, up on the previous 12 months and determinations increased by 17 per cent.

Department for Infrastructure

Council grants planning permission for 81 dwellings

Derry City and Strabane District Council has approved an application for 81 new homes at the former IAWS site in Newbuildings which will involve the demolition of existing derelict industrial buildings at the site.

Derry City & Strabane District Council