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Northern Ireland round-up: Belfast backs new power station project; Andersonstown Leisure Centre £25 million transformation approved

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 12 August-18 August, 2017

Belfast backs new power station project

Belfast City Council is ‘supportive’ of proposals for a 480 megawatt gas-fired power plant in the capital, the planning authority told The Planner this week.

The Planner

Andersonstown Leisure Centre £25 million transformation approved

Belfast City Council has granted planning approval for the transformation of Andersonstown Leisure Centre, which forms part of the council’s £105 million programme to improve leisure centres and services.

Belfast City Council

104 luxury apartments approved

A company that counts the KFC tycoon Michael Herbert as one of its directors has got the go-ahead from the city council for a luxury 104-apartment development in east Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph

Approval secured for Merchant Square redevelopment

Belfast's Merchant Square looks set to be completely redeveloped in a bid to tackle the lack of grade A office space in the city.

Insider Media

Cregagh Green first to benefit from London Marathon Charitable Trust funding

The football pitch at Cregagh Green, where George Best first kicked a ball, is to be protected forever, Belfast City Council has announced.

Belfast City Council

Criticism as Belfast retail site is given the go-ahead

Belfast councillors have hit out after City Hall voted in favour of a retail-only development at a site in north Belfast that some members claimed should be used for social housing.

Belfast Telegraph

NI Planning Portal launch improvement survey

The Department for Infrastructure and local councils are in the early stages of developing a new Planning Portal IT system and their consultants Deloitte are inviting users to complete a short online survey to help inform this process.

Planning Portal NI