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Northern Ireland round-up: Redeveloped Antrim army base, new listed buildings in Belfast

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 10 January - 16 January, 2015

Redeveloped Antrim army base set to boost economic prospects

Medical company Randox has announced plans to redevelop the former Massereene army base in Antrim into a manufacturing and research facility with an investment totalling £161 million. 

The Planner 

Twelve new listed buildings in Belfast - Durkan 

The church founded by the late First Minister Ian Paisley and one of the Falls Road's best known pubs have both been listed by the Department of the Environment.

Northern Ireland Executive 

Belfast to have five quarters instead of four after Sinn Fein complain west Belfast is left out

A proposal to revitalise Belfast city centre now has five 'quarters' instead of four after Sinn Fein complained that inner west Belfast had been ignored in the plan known as Future Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph 

Greenway work rebooted: Phase 2 of £40m plan to enhance east Belfast area under way

Work has begun on second phase of Connswater Community Greenway and East Belfast Flood Alleviation Scheme, a £40 million project designed to improve the eastern area of the city. 

Belfast Telegraph 

Planning minister opens new offices

New local planning offices are opening this month in Newtownabbey and Lisburn.

Department of the Environment 

Department of the Environment 

Storey announces opportunity to develop key Antrim site

Social development minister Mervyn Storey is inviting proposals for the development of the Ulster Bar Corner site in Antrim town centre which is identified in the town’s master plan as suitable for a 2,000 square metre retail unit.

Northern Ireland Executive