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Northern Ireland round-up: Tide rises for Bangor seafront regeneration; Queen’s University project submitted for planning

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 11 May-17 May, 2019

Tide rises for Bangor seafront regeneration

Bangor Marine has been chosen by the Department for Communities as the developer for a major £50 million regeneration project designed to transform Queen’s Parade in Bangor, County Down.

The Planner

Queen’s University project

A planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the Queen's University Students’ Union in Belfast, which would involve the demolition of the existing building and its replacement with a four-storey facility.

BBC News

Lough Neagh sand dredging development

The Planning Appeals Commission has, according to a BBC news website, reported to the Department for Infrastructure that sand dredging should be allowed to continue at Lough Neagh, an internationally important location for breeding and migrating birds.

BBC News

Maze prison peace centre put on ice

Plans for a peace centre at the site of the former Maze Prison have been put on ice, its developers have confirmed.

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Harbour boost

Belfast Harbour has announced a £15 million plan to redevelop the port's Victoria Terminal 2, which services cross-water traffic between the city and Liverpool.

Belfast Telegraph

Vacant shops on the increase

The shop vacancy rate in towns across Northern Ireland accelerated from 14 to 14.9 per cent between March and April, analysis has revealed.

Belfast Telegraph