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Northern Ireland round-up: Consultation under way for revised Lisburn masterplan; Silver screens for Newtownabbey

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 23 February-1 March, 2019

Consultation under way for revised Lisburn masterplan

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has begun consulting on a revised masterplan for the city centre.

The Planner

Silver screens for Newtownabbey

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has approved Hammerson Ltd’s proposals for a major new £8 million development involving a multiscreen cinema and café/restaurant units on a disused brownfield site at Old Church Road, Newtownabbey.

Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council

RTPI Awards finalists named

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Mid Ulster District Council have been named as finalists in separate categories in this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence.


Belfast social housing for the Ormeau Road

The H&J Martin builders’ yard on Belfast’s Ormeau Road is set to be turned into a new social housing scheme providing seven townhouses and 35 flats.

Belfast Telegraph

Record-breaking Warrenpoint Port

A record 3.6 million tonnes of cargo was handled by Warrenpoint Port, Northern Ireland’s second largest port last year, following four successive years of growth.

Belfast Telegraph

Funding for Armagh forest park improvements

News of funding worth £850,000 for a series of dramatic outdoor adventure play areas at the 240-hectare Gosford Forest Park in County Armagh has been welcomed this week by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Budget paves way for infrastructure schemes

A total of £200 million funding from the DUP's confidence and supply deal with the Tories will be available for spending on infrastructure in the next year, with projects like the York Street motorway interchange in Belfast and the upgrade of the A6 between Belfast and Londonderry set to benefit, Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley insisted this week as Stormont’s budget was published.

Northern Ireland Executive and Belfast Telegraph