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Ballyreagh Road development.

Consultations
In 2019 an outline planning application was submitted for the whole of the land zoned for housing and open space between Bowtown Road and Movilla Road, that application is currently being processed.  This proposal is to develop the southern part of the area in line with the 2019 master plan. Because of Covid-19 it is not advisable to hold a traditional consultation event and we have decided to hold a virtual event on Zoom instead.  That event will take place on 15th February between 10:00am and 1:00pm and 2:00pm and 4:00pm, please email admin@pragmaplanning.com to register and reserve a place. Although we had hoped to have our virtual event on 16 December 2021 Planners asked that the design was developed further, so a more detailed design of the proposal will be made available in…
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Ballyreagh Village, Bowtown Road, Newtownards PDFs

Case studies
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Moxy Hotel at the Nambarrie Building, Belfast.

Moxy Hotel at the Nambarrie Building, Belfast.

Consultations
Welcome to our public consultation for our proposed Moxy Hotel at the Nambarrie Building, Belfast. The proposals include the retention of all buildings on the site and a four-storey extension to create the proposed 169 bedroom hotel. Our vision is to create a modern vibrant hotel that adds to and complements the existing offer in Belfast City Centre and which creates life and vitality at the junction of Victoria Street and Waring Street. This event is your chance to have a say and help inform the design of our proposed development before we submit a planning application to Belfast City Council. The closing date for receipt of your comments is 28th February 2021. Nambarrie is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic brands.   The existing building has been on site for around 60…
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Technology and Planning

Technology and Planning

Case studies, Featured
An article in the August edition of The Planner carried short articles about various technologies currently utilised by the planning profession which have the potential to offer greater advantages to those involved in planning.  Some of those articles are summarised below. VIRTUAL REALITY - VR has great potential and multiple applications for planning and planners and is capable of transforming the way built environments are designed and engaged with by planners, elected representatives and the public.  Its immersive experience allows a more complete interaction with interventions in the built environment and can highlight the parts of a proposal for instance that will be 'invisible' from the public domain.  It is likely to be of greatest impact to those not from a built environment profession who may otherwise struggle to read…
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New data hubs proposed for Lucan site

New data hubs proposed for Lucan site

Case studies, Featured
American data centre operator EdgeConnex has submitted plans to South Dublin County Council to allow it to build two more data centres at its existing site in Lucan, Dublin. The latest data centre proposal for the city highlights a growing debate between those who believe the facilities are a welcome addition to Ireland's burgeoning tech sector and understand the environmental benefits from the centres and those who highlight the environmental impact because of the large electricity usage. Virginia-based EdgeConnex concentrates on hosting and delivering digital content as close to its end users as possible and has built 25 data centres around the world since 2013, mainly in the US, and it counts Virgin Media and Comcast, as well as Irish industry body Host in Ireland, among its clients and partners.
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