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Northern Ireland round-up: Application submitted for £250m Belfast children’s hospital; Derry’s Fort George development moves

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 15 September-21 September, 2018

Application submitted for £250m Belfast children’s hospital

A detailed planning application has been submitted for a new £250 million children’s hospital in west Belfast.

The Planner

Entries open for 2019 RTPI excellence awards

The institute has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards for Planning Excellence.

The Planner

RTPI CPD goes mobile

RTPI Learn, the institute’s free online learning environment, is now available on the go following an upgrade that means it can be accessed on a mobile device or tablet.


Derry’s Fort George development moves

The Department for Communities has appointed property consultant Lisney to gauge private sector interest in developing the 6.2-hectare Fort George waterside site it owns in Derry, which has outline planning permission for a mixed-use development of around 823,00 square metres.

Northern Ireland Executive

Green light for County Antrim caravan park

A £3 million tourist facility providing more than 100 static caravan pitches as well as spaces for touring caravans and camping cabins at Shane's Castle in County Antrim has been approved by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for a three-hectare site on the shores of Lough Neagh.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

More Belfast flats promised

The company behind a new seven-storey flats complex on Belfast's Ormeau Road, next to the former UTV studios at Havelock House, has said the £18 million project will be the first of three residential developments it intends to build in the city centre.

Belfast Telegraph

West Belfast community hub begun

A £7million project to transform the site of a former west Belfast school on Divis Street into a mixed-use community hub is under way.

Belfast City Council

Ballykelly barracks water treatment

NI Water is set to get the go-ahead to develop a major new waste treatment facility on the site of the former Shackletown Barracks in Ballykelly.

Belfast Telegraph

Whiteabbey flood scheme

Work has been completed on a £275,000 flood alleviation scheme that will help to protect nearly 30 properties in the village of Whiteabbey on the edge of Belfast.

Northern Ireland Executive

Feedback on Belfast local plan

Belfast City Council has begun formal consultation on two key planning documents: the Belfast Local Development Plan draft strategy and the council’s latest proposed developer contributions framework.

Belfast City Council