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Northern Ireland round-up: New major mixed-use neighbourhood proposed for Lisburn; Flats proposed in Belfast

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 1 December-7 December, 2018

New major mixed-use neighbourhood proposed for Lisburn

Two planning applications proposing major residential, commercial and infrastructure developments for a £250 million sustainable mixed-use neighbourhood at Blaris, Lisburn, have been lodged with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

The Planner

George Pepler international award open for entries

The George Pepler international award, organised by the RTPI, is a bursary granted biennially to a person in their first ten years of post-qualification experience wishing to undertake a short period of study on a particular aspect of spatial planning. Entries are now open.


Belfast flats proposed

Proposals have been submitted for a scheme for 178 flats at a gateway site to the east of Belfast city centre, near the River Lagan, involving the demolition of existing buildings at 3-9 Dalton Street.

Insider Media

Dungannon development

A crushing and screening company has got the green light from Mid Ulster District Council for new production facilities and offices at its site in Dungannon. The development includes a former brick-making site.

Mid Ulster District Council

George Best Hotel scrap

Belfast City Council has revealed it has begun an enforcement investigation in relation to the £15 million George Best Hotel scheme which involves a listed building.

Belfast Telegraph

South Belfast scheme

Galgorm Properties has unveiled proposals for a mixed-use commercial and residential development designed to provide 80 flats, new retail units, a gym and car parking spaces on a section of south Belfast’s Lisburn Road.

Belfast Telegraph

Housing stats

Housing completions were up by 10 per cent during the 12 months to April 2018 compared to same period 12 month ago according to the latest statistical report produced by the Department for Communities.

Northern Ireland Executive

Pioneering developer contributions

The first Belfast public realm scheme to be largely funded by contributions from developers - student accommodation projects were involved - has taken a major step forward.

Belfast City Council