Green light for major Antrim housing scheme
A large new housing development on the outskirts of Antrim was given the green light this week.
Mixed-tenure net-zero carbon housing project wins prestigious RTPI award
A project aiming to tackle the climate crisis by delivering mixed tenure, net-zero carbon housing across council-owned sites in York was announced as the winner of the RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup at an awards ceremony in London.
The region’s replacement Planning Portal system is due to go live next week on 5 December. The new IT system will provide many benefits, including the ability to submit applications online.
Northern Ireland Executive
Tentative proposals for a new 34,000-seater sports stadium in the capital’s Harbour area have been revealed by Ali Pour, the owner of Glentoran football club.
Proposals to demolish a former linen mill in Dunmurry and replace it with flats have run into objections that the scheme puts architectural heritage at risk. The large red-brick building on Belfast’s Upper Dunmurry Lane is known locally as Stewart’s Mill and sits beside a row of terraced houses originally built for linen workers.
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council is consulting on ambitious plans for the redevelopment of its leisure centre in Enniskillen which would see the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum provide a wide range of indoor and outdoor leisure and recreation activities, promote health and wellbeing, and increase access to Lough Erne with the inclusion of an active waterfront area.
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
Campaigners are calling for Havelock House on Belfast’s Ormeau Road, which was once home to Ulster TV, to be used as a space for artists and other creatives rather than demolished to make way for a development of new flats.
Downpatrick is to pilot a new initiative intended to rejuvenate its High Street which will make use of the Living High Streets Craft Kit developed by the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) for Architecture and the Built Environment for Northern Ireland. The town’s regeneration group will be taking part alongside the Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, the Department for Communities and other stakeholders.
Newry, Mourne & Down District Council
Belfast city centre is set to become greener in the coming months, thanks to a city council initiative and funding from the Department for Infrastructure which will provide grants to businesses, social enterprises, charities, and schools that want to help to ‘green’ the city centre by introducing trees, plants, vegetation, and flowers and encourage biodiversity.
The former police station in Warrenpoint, County Down, is set to be bought by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The site is to be used for social housing.