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Northern Ireland round-up: D-day for two major Belfast city centre projects; Funding boost for 800 new homes

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 14 August-20 August, 2021

D-day for two major Belfast city centre projects

Belfast City planners have recommended the go-ahead for two major developments in the city centre.

The Planner

Funding boost for 800 new homes

Homes body Choice Housing has secured a £50 million loan which will enable it to fund 800 new homes over the next two to three years.

Belfast Telegraph

Work on flooding scheme begins

Work on a £2.9 million flood alleviation scheme on tributaries of the Newry River in the city started this week.

Northern Ireland Executive

Wastewater infrastructure warning issued again

NI Water has again warned that a lack of funding in wastewater infrastructure is having an adverse impact on housebuilding and development in the province. This latest warning is highlighted in the utility’s annual report, just published.

NI Water

Major capital office scheme refusal appealed

Kilmona Property has decided to appeal against the city council's refusal of a major office complex next to Lanyon Place train station in the Markets area of the city, which would be 14 storeys at its highest.

Irish News

Bangor shopping centre regeneration project

The vacant Flagship Centre site in Bangor, County Down, has been sold out of receivership to developer Brookland Property, which has announced its intention to regenerate the former shopping centre on Main Street, which has 14,586 square metres of floor space and a 430-vehicle car park.

BBC News

Row escalates over north Belfast cycle lanes

Business owners and a sporting organisation have criticised proposed cycle lanes along Cavehill Road, a busy route in north Belfast, amid concern that they would reduce parking in the area by 25 per cent.

Irish News

Clooney masterplan consultation

Derry City & Strabane District Council is consulting on a draft masterplan for future recreational development in the Clooney area which will involve an enhanced greenway, sporting facilities and a new community park.

Derry City & Strabane District Council

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