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Northern Ireland round-up: Newtownabbey lined up for huge drink cans plant; Revised plans submitted for Belfast Harbour logistics hub

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 20 November-26 November, 2021

Newtownabbey lined up for huge drink cans plant

One of the world’s biggest packaging companies is set to invest £150 million in a huge proposed new drink cans production plant in Newtownabbey.

The Planner

Belfast Harbour logistics hub

Belfast Harbour has submitted revised plans for a new 4,645-square-metre logistics hub at the city docks next to the Stena terminal.

Irish News

Community hub proposal for former Belfast Tesco store

An application to convert a former Belfast city centre Tesco store into a mixed community space with an entertainment licence has been drawn up by Belfast City Council, which would include a large market hall/event space at the rear of the building on Royal Avenue.

Belfast Telegraph

Rathlin Island e-transport initiative

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has presented the Rathlin Development and Community Association with the keys to their new community e-vehicle as part of Northern Ireland’s first community e-transport scheme, which also includes 20 e-bikes for use by the islanders and visitors.

Northern Ireland Executive

Bigger Lurgan recycling facility?

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is considering proposals for a major extension to a recycling facility at the Silverwood Industrial Estate in Lurgan, involving an additional 2,074 square metres of production, storage, and office floor space.

Belfast Live

Capital tourist plan

A 10-year tourism plan for the capital produced by the city council is now out for public consultation.

Belfast City Council

Makeovers for Omagh and Enniskillen town centres

Public funding totalling £491,000 has delivered shop frontage improvements to 91 properties and street cleaning in Omagh and Enniskillen.

Northern Ireland Executive

Noise complaints on the up

Noise complaints received by local authorities between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019  increased by nearly 7 per cent, according to a report published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Northern Ireland Executive

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