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Northern Ireland round-up: Major Belfast mixed-use development opportunity launched; Local plan examination procedure finalised

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of Northern Ireland planning news: 29 April-5 May, 2017

Major Belfast mixed-use development opportunity launched

Belfast City Council has appointed property consultant GVA to seek potential interest from developers for a commercial leisure-led, mixed-use scheme at Belfast harbour.

The Planner

Local plan examination procedure finalised

The Planning Appeals Commission has announced it has reviewed and finalised its procedures for local development plan examinations.

Planning Appeals Commission

£280m power station could provide half of NI’s energy needs if approved

Energy company Evermore has submitted a planning application to build a £280 million, 480 megawatt gas-fired power station at a site at Belfast harbour.

Belfast Telegraph

Hastings Hotels commits to £53m Grand Central investment

Hastings Hotels has confirmed plans to invest £53 million on its revised proposals for Northern Ireland’s largest hotel in Belfast city centre venue after submitting a new application to increase the room numbers from 200 to 304.

Insider Media

MLAs urged to help change law on digs at ex-religious sites

An archaeologist has called for changes to the law to ensure that new buildings on land formerly owned by religious organisations is properly checked for burial sites.

Belfast Telegraph

MPs warn of soaring bills unless work begins on cross-border interconnector

Northern Ireland is facing soaring energy bills unless work begins immediately on a cross-border interconnector, an influential committee of MPs has warned.

Belfast Telegraph

Loughview Leisure reveals €23m hotel investment project

Antrim-based Loughview Leisure Group, which is part of property developer Paddy Kearney’s portfolio, has confirmed details of a £20 million investment programme in its hotels as well as opening its first children’s play centre in Carrickfergus.

Irish Times

Work to start on Belfast-Londonderry A6 road

Major construction work on the A6, the main road between Belfast and Londonderry, is due to begin within weeks. However, only minor work will take place along a contested section of the route near the home of Seamus Heaney, which is set to face a further legal challenge.

BBC News