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13/04/2018

Northern Ireland round-up: Green light for Derry transport hub project at listed former rail station; Major Lisburn developments

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 7 April-13 April, 2018

Green light for Derry transport hub project at listed former rail station

Derry City & Strabane District Council has approved full planning permission for the refurbishment and reuse of the city’s existing grade B1 listed former Waterside railway station as a new major public transport hub.

The Planner

Major Lisburn developments

Proposals for a new 130-room hotel and flats complex in Lisburn have been approved by the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, as fresh proposals for a £50 million development of the Sprucefield retail park, involving new units and an 80-bedroom hotel, have been unveiled by owner Intu.

Irish News

Funding fillip for 800 social homes

The construction of more than 800 social homes over the next two years is a step closer now that a £50 million funding package between Barclays and Radius Housing has been agreed.

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast sites touted for hotel or leisure complex use

Two sites in south Belfast are up for grabs for a hotel or a leisure complex as the city council seeks to develop the Olympia Sports Village next to the National Football Stadium.

Belfast Telegraph

Housing associations exceed building targets for 2017

Housing associations in the province have highlighted that they exceeded building targets for 2017 despite challenging economic conditions and political uncertainty.

NI Federation of Housing Associations

Newtonabbey flood scheme set to start

Work on a £275,000 drainage scheme designed to reduce the risk of flooding for 29 Belfast properties at Whiteabbey, Newtonabbey, is due to start on 16 April.

Northern Ireland Executive

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