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11/08/2016

Northern Ireland round-up: Belfast city centre revamp climbs off the drawing board; Hundreds object to County Down shooting range plan

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 6 August-12 August, 2016

Belfast city centre revamp climbs off the drawing board

Communities minister Paul Givan MLA has announced a multimillion-pound investment to improve Belfast city centre’s streetscape, from Castle Place to the new University of Ulster campus on York Street.

The Planner 

Northern Ireland housing bulletin January - March 2016 published

The total number of new dwelling starts in Northern Ireland during January to March 2016 was 1,533, an increase of 4 per cent on the same quarter in 2015.

Department for Communities 

Hundreds object to County Down shooting range plan

Plans for an outdoor shooting range in Bangor, County Down, are meeting significant local opposition.

BBC News 

‘Share, respect, enjoy’ call for the Comber Greenway

Ards and North Down, Belfast City, and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Councils have joined forces with the Department for Infrastructure to fund a pilot project to encourage better relations between users of the Comber Greenway.

Belfast City Council 

Appointment of new members to the Historic Building Council and Historic Monuments Council made

Communities minister Paul Givan has announced the appointment of new members to the Historic Building Council and, separately, to the Historic Monuments Council following open competition.

Department for Communities

£55m office development looks set to be given green light by Belfast city planners

Proposals for two large new office buildings at East Bridge Street in central Belfast have been given the thumbs-up by planning officials.

Belfast Telegraph
 

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