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Northern Ireland round-up: Dundonald Ice Bowl redevelopment gets its skates on; Major Derry housing development approved

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 2 November-8 November, 2019

Dundonald Ice Bowl redevelopment gets its skates on

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched a pre-application community consultation exercise in advance of submitting a planning application for the redevelopment of Dundonald International Ice Bowl.

The Planner

Major Derry housing development approved

Detailed proposals from developer Braidwater for a major housing development of 362 new homes in the Waterside area of Derry at Drumahoe were approved by Derry City and Strabane District Council this week.

Derry City and Strabane District Council

Further A5 inquiry scheduled

The Department for Infrastructure has appointed the Planning Appeals Commission to carry out a further public inquiry, scheduled for February 2020, into environmental aspects of the A5 Western Transport Corridor which has been stymied by successful legal challenges.

Northern Ireland Executive

Listed Primark Bank Buildings restoration move

The redevelopment and restoration of the capital’s listed Bank Buildings, engulfed by a serious blaze last year, has been recommended for approval by city council officials.

Belfast Telegraph

East Belfast retiree flats project

Forty new flats aimed at the 'retired and downsizing market' could be built in east Belfast under a scheme submitted to the city council.

Belfast  Telegraph

Capital conversion

One of the capital’s most popular literary haunts in the Queen's Quarter, a three-storey B-listed property, has been earmarked for conversion into a cafe and flats under proposals submitted by Alterity Developments.

Belfast Telegraph

Colin Glen Forest Park zipwire scheme

Proposals for a zipline facility at Colin Glen Forest Park in the Belfast Hills look set to be approved by the city council next week.

Insider Media