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29/05/2020

Northern Ireland round-up: Councils call for funding boost to aid stricken high streets; Belfast planners support QUB teaching block

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 23 May-29 May, 2020

Councils call for funding boost to aid stricken high streets

Councils across Northern Ireland are urging the Executive to provide more financial support to help high streets, hospitality organisations and the cultural sector to get back to business.  

The Planner

City planners support QUB teaching block

Belfast City Council planners have backed plans for a new teaching facility for Queen's University Belfast on land adjacent to Riddell Hall, Stranmills.

Insider Media

Capital Chinese wall conundrum

Belfast City Council is considering enforcement action over a security barrier erected around the Chinese consulate, which is in a conservation area in an affluent south Belfast suburb.

The Guardian

Lisburn flats on store site

Proposals to redevelop a former Spar store in Lisburn into 15 flats have been lodged with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.  

Insider Media

Lidl expands in Belfast

German retailer Lidl has confirmed proposals to invest £4.3 million redeveloping and building a 2,200 square metre superstore on the Shore Road in north Belfast. Meanwhile, in a separate but related move, its proposals to spend £2.6 million on establishing a new 1,380 square metre outlet at the capital’s Holywood Exchange Retail Park look set to secure approval after planners argued there were  "no sequentially preferable locations available within the city centre and district centres".

Belfast Telegraph and Insider Media

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