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03/12/2021

Northern Ireland round-up: Redevelopment of key Belfast waterfront site makes waves; Green light for flats project on historic Derry site

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 27 November-3 December, 2021

Redevelopment of key Belfast waterfront site makes waves

Public consultations are set to start in earnest next week on the redevelopment of the Queen’s Quay area of Belfast’s waterfront.

The Planner

Green light for flats project on historic Derry site

Derry City & Strabane District Council has approved proposals from developer Andras House to redevelop the site of the historic Tillie and Henderson shirt factory in Derry city with 131 flats arranged in three blocks.

Derry City & Strabane District Council

Rethink for Titanic Quarter hotel

The JMK Group, the developer behind a major hotel development in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, has redrawn its plans for the project, replacing proposals for a 276-bedroom family hotel with a scheme offering 156 traditional hotel bedrooms at the site, as well as 98 aparthotel rooms, accessed from a separate entrance.

Irish News

Antrim garden centre proposals lodged

Detailed proposals have now been submitted for a £10 million outdoor Dobbies garden centre at The Junction retail park in Antrim alongside a pet and bird care facility, food hall, children’s soft play area and a new restaurant and café.

Irish News

Social housing boost in prospect

Social housing provider Arbour Housing has announced plans for another 150 new homes in schemes lined up for Omagh, Derry and Portadown.

Irish News

First-of-a-kind climate change and sustainable development strategy

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has officially launched its first climate change and sustainable development action plan 2021-2024, claimed to be the first such blueprint drawn up by any of Northern Ireland’s local councils.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Active travel hub for capital’s Cathedral Gardens

A two-year ‘active travel hub’ promoting cycling and walking is to be set up in two former shipping containers located in Belfast’s Cathedral Gardens.

BBC News

Views sought on all-island rail review

Northern Ireland’s infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon and the Irish Republic’s transport minister Eamon Ryan have invited members of the public to have their say on the future of rail on the island of Ireland as part of the cross-border all-island strategic rail review.

Northern Ireland Executive

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