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Planning Permission to be granted for forensic science development

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The Justice Minister welcomed Environment Minister's announcement of DOE's intention to grant Planning Permission for a forensic science laboratory in Carrickfergus. In a statement on the DoE's website yesterday Justice Minister David Ford welcomed Mark H Durkan’s announcement of DOE planning approval for a forensic science laboratory in Carrickfergus. The £12million capital investment will provide a state-of the-art building for DNA processing and evidence recovery facilities at the current site of Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI) at Seapark, Carrickfergus. Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “This is a major economic boost for East Antrim. This facility will bring significant investment to the Carrickfergus area and construction jobs in the short term.” Justice Minister David Ford said: “I welcome the decision by my Executive colleague Mark H Durkan to grant planning…
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Planning Permission for new development to revitalise West Belfast

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today approved outline planning permission for a multi million pound development on lands known as Glenmona, Glen Road, Belfast. The application, by the Trustees of the Diocese of Down and Conor, proposes: - 450 houses; - replacement of the existing care facilities; - light industry and business; -an education campus; - hotel; -a range of retail and community and cultural uses within a single shopping area; -a variety of open space and recreation areas including playing fields on the 34 hectare site in the west of the city. The Environment Minister Mark H Durkan commented in an article on the DoE's website: “This week many eyes will be on our Economic Conference in Belfast. This scheme will be a tremendous economic and social boost for…
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Planning Permission for £20million Coleraine data hub

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning approval for a new £20million data centre in Coleraine In a statement on the DoE website the Department indicated that the proposal is expected to create 15 new jobs for Coleraine. It will see the development of a new building on a site on the edge of the town on Portstewart Road near the University of Ulster campus. Mark H Durkan said: “This is a good news story for Coleraine. I welcome this type of high-tech proposal which boosts economic development. An investment of this size highlights how Coleraine is ideally positioned to harness its’ potential to attract digital companies to invest here, due to its super-fast broadband connectivity. “This development will create jobs and will act as a catalyst to stimulate…
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Planning Approval for major development in Newtownards

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The Environment Minister has announced outline planning permission is to be granted for a mixed use development in Newtownards. The planning permission could facilitate development that may provide up to 400 jobs and will occupy 10.3 hectares, transforming the site in Newtownards. The planning permission includes industrial, leisure and business units; two nursing homes; a 100 bed hotel; a neighbourhood centre to include a crèche/nursery, retail units, a Health Centre and a bank; several hot food outlets; a petrol filling station and 96 residential units. In a statement on the Department's website the Minister said: “This will be a tremendous economic and social boost for the area. This 10 hectare site has been derelict for some time and its redevelopment will provide a much needed employment boost for the town,…
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Planning Approval Granted at Lanesborough House

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Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the former site of Lanesborough House, 14-15 Sandown Park South, Belfast. Planning permission was granted last week for development of 10 dwellings (8 detached and 2 semi-detached) by Deramore Developments Ltd. Templeton Robinson are the marketing agents for the scheme.
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