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Northern Ireland round-up: Major new healthcare hub proposed for key Derry regeneration site; Belfast office block promoted by city council makes the grade

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 16 February-22 February, 2019

Major new healthcare hub proposed for key Derry regeneration site

Ambitious proposals to establish a new primary healthcare hub at Fort George, the former army base in Derry, have been revealed by the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

The Planner

Belfast office block promoted by city council makes the grade

Proposals for The Sixth, a £75 million redevelopment of the former Belfast Telegraph building, have been approved by Belfast City Council.

The Planner

20 organisations take part in RTPI shadowing initiative

Local authorities and organisations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have responded to the RTPI’s call to offer young planners the opportunity to find out what it is like to be a chief planning officer.

The Planner

Lisburn hotel moves

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is seeking interest from developers for the redevelopment of a former car park in the city centre’s Historic Quarter with an 80-bedroom hotel. This follows the news that the Beannchor Group, owner of Belfast's Merchant Hotel, has obtained planning permission for a 52-bedroom hotel in Lisburn Square in the County Antrim city.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Heritage assets report highlights partnerships

A report highlighting the care of heritage assets in government ownership has been published by the Department for Communities. It highlights an increased emphasis on partnership and innovative solutions to get assets back into social and economic use.

Northern Ireland Executive

Community plan monitoring move

The Department for Communities has issued a circular to councils calling for the first statement of progress on the new breed of community plans to be published by November this year.

Northern Ireland Executive

Ballycastle glamping proposal

Proposals for a glamping development at Ballycastle, close to the Northern Irish coast and a short drive from The Giant's Causeway, have been submitted to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Insider Media

Dungannon factory plan

Edge Innovate, a construction equipment manufacturer in Dungannon, has unveiled expansion proposals involving a new factory.

Insider Media

Go-ahead for new Belfast park

Belfast City Council has approved the development of a new public park-and-play park in the Colin area in the west of the city to be funded by the Northern Ireland Executive’s Urban Villages Initiative.

Belfast City Council

Capital hotel project

A UK hospitality group has announced proposals to develop a vacant four-storey building in Ann Street in Belfast city centre into a new four-star hotel.

Belfast Telegraph