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Northern Ireland round-up: Belfast film studio complex makes the grade; Drumahoe development plans submitted

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 18 July-24 July, 2020

Belfast film studio complex makes the grade

The second phase of the Belfast Film Studios complex at the capital’s Giant’s Park, overlooking Belfast Lough, has just been given the green light by the city council. Phase one opened three years ago.

The Planner

Drumahoe development plans submitted

Proposals for a major filling station forecourt with a car wash, café, restaurant, shop, tourist information, amenity/picnic area and parking for cars, caravans, motorhomes, coaches and lorries at Drumahoe near the A6 has been submitted to Derry City & Strabane District Council. 

Belfast Telegraph

Approval for capital student block part change of use

The city council has approved the temporary change of use of the top half of a student accommodation block on Belfast’s Little Patrick Street into an aparthotel.

Insider Media

Larne hotel demolition scheme

Proposals to demolish a Larne hotel and replace it with a scheme providing 16 flats across two blocks have been submitted to Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.

Insider Media

Walking drive 

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has launched a new public information campaign encouraging people to walk for shorter journeys.

Northern Ireland Executive

Navan Fort dig uncovers striking finds

Archaeology teams believe that they have found evidence of “absolutely huge” religious structures at Navan Fort outside Armagh city, which is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, home to both Catholic and Anglican archbishops.

BBC News