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Northern Ireland round-up: Belfast reaches planning milestone as blueprint is readied for hearing; Revised Queens Quay scheme proposed for capital

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 14 December-20 December 2019

Belfast reaches planning milestone as blueprint is readied for hearing

Belfast City Council has become the first local authority in Northern Ireland to have its local development plan passed to the Planning Appeals Commission for consideration for independent examination.

The Planner

Queen’s Speech: RTPI disappointed by lack of detail on housing and planning

RTPI chief executive Victoria Hills has said she is disappointed at the lack of detail on housing delivery and the planning system in the Queen’s Speech.

The Planner

Revised Queens Quay scheme proposed for capital

The £100 million redevelopment of Queen’s Quay in Belfast has moved a step closer after new proposals were lodged with Belfast City Council by developer Odyssey Millennium Ltd involving nearly 800 houses, two hotels, offices, shops, leisure activities cafés and restaurants on lands between the M3 and the Odyssey complex.

Belfast Telegraph

Major public projects late and over budget

A series of major government projects across Northern Ireland are running years late and millions of pounds over budget, a report from the NI Audit Office has highlighted.

Belfast Telegraph

Sprucefield rethink

Sprucefield's new owners have scrapped existing plans for the Lisburn retail park, which included a boutique hotel, it has been reported.

Belfast Telegraph

New energy blueprint under way

The Department for the Economy has launched a call for evidence as it begins work on a new energy strategy for the province.

Northern Ireland Executive

Belfast healthcare hub climbs off drawing board

Work has started on the redevelopment of the landmark King’s Hall building in south Belfast to create a new healthcare hub.

Insider Media

Mixed-use mooted for County Armagh village

RHAS Properties wants to demolish derelict properties in the County Armagh village of Markethill and turn the former mart and police station into a new mixed-use development.

Belfast Telegraph

Development plan unveiled for Portadown

Developer Hilmark Homes has unveiled plans for a mixed-used development in Portadown, involving 53 new homes as well as a landscaped business park.

Insider Media