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Northern Ireland round-up: Major hotel scheme mooted for Portrush; Water sports plans submitted

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 3 June-9 June, 2017

Major hotel scheme mooted for Portrush

Andras Hotels has unveiled proposals to demolish the old Londonderry Hotel building in the seaside resort of Portrush and replace it with a 103-bedroom facility at a cost of £8 million.

The Planner

General election 2017: Vote returns hung Parliament

With nearly all the results returned, the Conservative Party does not have enough seats to form a majority government and seems set to enter into a coalition with the Democratic Unionists.

The Planner

Water sports plans submitted

The prospect of a new £1 million water sports park at the site of the recently-drained Knockbracken Reservoir at Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast, is making progress now plans for the first phase of the project have been submitted to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Belfast Telegraph

Listed cottages to be restored

A row of listed cottages, which are some of the oldest buildings in Belfast, are to be restored and converted into two dwellings by a housing association.

BBC News

Consultation for PSNI station launched

Derry City and Strabane District Council has begun consulting the public about the future development of the vacant PSNI station in Castlederg town centre.

Derry City & Strabane District Council

£1.2m NI Water project gets under way in Strabane

NI Water has started a £1.2 million programme of improvements at its Bridge Street wastewater pumping station in Strabane which will modernise the plant, help reduce the risk of flooding and cater for future development.

Derry City & Strabane District Council