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Northern Ireland round-up: Derry City regional growth deal reaches milestone; 170 new homes proposed for Omagh hospital site

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 20 Feruary-26 February, 2021

Derry City regional growth deal reaches milestone

The Derry-Londonderry Strabane City Deal passed a milestone this week with the key players welcoming the signing of the heads of agreement, which will see investment totalling £250 million in the north-west region.

The Planner

170 new homes proposed for Omagh hospital site

Derry property developer South Bank Square Ltd has revealed proposals to build 170 new homes on the 8-hectare site of the former Tyrone County Hospital in Omagh, which closed in June 2017.

Irish News

Belfast pub housing conversion project

The city council has received an application to demolish The Sportsman pub on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast and replace it with seven units of social housing.

Belfast Live

Lisburn drive-through Costa Coffee scheme

A new Costa Coffee drive-through has been proposed for the former Frankie and Benny’s restaurant site at the Sprucefield retail park in Lisburn.

Belfast Telegraph

Bridge over the River Lagan swings into place

A new foot and cycle bridge across the River Lagan in south Belfast, linking the Stranmillis and Annadale embankments, has finally been lowered into place.

Irish News

Mid Ulster villages community spaces initiative

An investment programme valued at more than £700,000 and backed by EU money is beginning to open up spaces in six villages across Mid Ulster for community use as part of the Peace IV programme.

Irish News

Belfast Transport Hub progress

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has welcomed the completion of enabling work at the 8-hectare site in the capital destined to become the new Belfast Transport Hub, which will provide bus, coach, and rail links across Northern Ireland and beyond.

Northern Ireland Executive