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northernirelandworld.com 11 Jan, 2022 15:45 am

Anger as £500 million plan on hold

Anger as £500 million plan on hold
Developers who are planning a new £500 million mixed use neighbourhood at Blaris in Lisburn have hit out at the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon for ‘stalling’ the development and failing to make a decision on the major planning application.

The planning applications were lodged with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council in November 2018 and were approved by its planning committee in April 2021.Due to the nature of the application, which is said to have “regional and sub-regional issues”, the Department for Infrastructure notified Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) that it intended to ‘call in’ the application to be considered by the Minister.“The Directions were given to Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council on January 4, 2022,” explained a spokesperson for the Department.However, a spokesperson for the Department for Infrastructure has said the application “would benefit from further scrutiny by the Department” and that a decision would be made “as soon as possible.

” Responding to the developers concerns, a spokesperson for the Department for Infrastructure said: “Any decisions to call in an application are only taken after careful consideration and due process.” The proposals by developers, Neptune Carleton LLP, comprise 1300 new homes, including 130 affordable homes, a new neighbourhood shopping area, over 750,000 sq.

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