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07/02/2020

Northern Ireland round-up: Controversial Maghera business park approved; IT company moots new Belfast HQ building

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 1 February-7 February, 2020

Controversial Maghera business park approved

Mid Ulster District Council has approved its outline proposals for a business park at the former high school at Maghera, which many residents wanted to become a public park.

The Planner

IT company moots new Belfast HQ building

IT company Kainos has revealed proposals for a new headquarters building in the capital, which would see the scheme occupying the site of the current Movie House cinema in Belfast’s Bankmore Square.

Belfast Telegraph

Lisburn historic home appeal

A Lisburn family is appealing against the decision of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to reject its proposals to turn the remains of their ancestral home into a new dwelling with outhouses.

Belfast Telegraph

Electric bike legal move

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has confirmed that she will bring forward legislation to encourage the use of electric bikes.

Northern Ireland Executive

Capital healthcare project under way

Work has begun on preparing the site around the listed Kings Hall in Belfast’s Lisburn Road into a £100 million healthcare park.

Belfast Telegraph

Green groups oppose gas storage project

Northern Ireland’s main conservation groups have joined forces and voiced opposition to a huge gas storage project at Larne Lough which requires a marine licence.

BBC News

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