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Northern Ireland round-up: Latest student housing scheme unveiled for Belfast; Belfast’s Kings Hall redevelopment backed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 3 November-9 November, 2018

Latest student housing scheme unveiled for Belfast

A County Tyrone-based developer has submitted an application for a student housing scheme earmarked for central Belfast.

The Planner

Hagan homes pledge

James Hagan, founder and chairman of Ballyclare-based Hagan Homes, is reported to be insisting that he will build around 200 homes every year for a decade without relying on bank funding.

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast’s Kings Hall redevelopment backed

The first phase of plans to redevelop a Belfast landmark, the King's Hall and associated site in south Belfast, as a multimillion-pound health and well-being facility has been recommended for approval.

Belfast Telegraph

Makeover for Belfast shopping arcade

The former splendour of Queen’s Arcade, Belfast's last surviving Victorian arcade, is to be restored by its owners, family-run jewellers Lunn's, who have applied for planning permission for a £2 million refurbishment.

Belfast Telegraph

Hillsborough Castle garden folly scheme

Hillsborough Castle is to feature an ambitious regeneration scheme to celebrate the Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday, which will see students designing and building a garden folly in the castle’s walled garden, due to open next spring.

Belfast Telegraph

Kilkeel Harbour expansion in doubt

A £35 million plan to expand Kilkeel Harbour is shipping water, partly over funding issues.

Belfast Telegraph

Carryduff Shopping Centre revamp backed

Proposals to revamp the currently moribund Carryduff Shopping Centre involving new retail units, a restaurant and 21 new flats, have been recommended for approval.

Belfast Telegraph