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13/04/2017

Northern Ireland round-up: Green light for hotel in Belfast; Work starts on Belfast luxury apartment project

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 8 April-13 April, 2017

Green light for hotel in Belfast

Belfast City Council has given the go-ahead to revised proposals for the capital’s biggest – and tallest – hotel.

The Planner

Proposed cross-Border electricity connector could cut energy bills by €30m

A proposed cross-border high-powered electricity connector between North and South will cut energy bills by a total of €30 million a year, says a report commissioned by business groups on both sides of the Border.

Irish Times

Work starts on Belfast luxury apartment project

Work has begun on a £17 million residential development involving a seven-storey block of flats on a site in Belfast beside the current headquarters of UTV on the Ormeau Road.

Belfast Telegraph

Court House restoration plans revealed

An application has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £3 million grant as part of the multimillion-pound restoration plans lined up for Bangor’s Court House.

Insider Media

Belfast leisure centres in multimillion-pound revamp

Planning permission has been granted by the city council for the redevelopment of two leisure centres in Belfast. The local authority says transforming the Robinson Centre in Castlereagh and Brook Activity Centre in Twinbrook will cost about £35 million.

BBC News

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