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Northern Ireland round-up: Belfast’s rapid-transit project boosted; Historic Belfast hospital buildings may be transformed into new homes

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Irealand: 11 February-17 February, 2017

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The Planner

Belfast’s rapid-transit project boosted

The next stage of the Belfast’s new bus-based rapid transit scheme has taken a step closer now planning permission for an engineering facility in Duncrue Street has been approved by the planning authority.

The Planner

Right to Build task force is launched

A Right to Build expert task force that aims to help 80 organisations across the UK deliver more homes over the next three years has been launched.

The Planner

Historic Belfast hospital buildings may be transformed into new homes

The old Edwardian buildings of Belvoir Park Hospital in south Belfast are set for a new lease of life as housing as a developer has now secured permission to restore and convert some of the original buildings.

Belfast Telegraph

Shop vacancies in Northern Ireland at six-year low

Vacancy rates across Northern Ireland’s high streets have fallen to a six-year low, figures have revealed.

Belfast Telegraph

Developer has foundations down in new multimillion-pound deal

Major Northern Ireland house-builder Hagan Homes has announced plans for a £4.5 million development of 35 homes at Dunmurry, outside Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph

Former County Down pub could be transformed into homes

A former pub in County Down and the listed neighbouring derelict property could be turned into flats or townhouses under proposals mooted by developer Lacuna Developments, which has bought the site in Stewart’s Place, Holywood.

Belfast Telegraph