Multi-million pound Belfast student housing scheme set for planning approval

An £8 million student housing scheme at Bradbury Place is recommended for approval at Belfast City Council's planning committee meeting on Tuesday.
Gareth McKeown

A MULTI-million pound Belfast student housing scheme is set to receive the green light from council planners next week

The £8 million development at Bradbury Place, being brought forward by Scottish company, Rojem Properties is recommended for approval at Belfast City Council's planning committee meeting on Tuesday.

The development was first proposed in April 2016, but has since been scaled down on three separate occasions due to planning concerns.

The latest scheme proposes 100 en-suite cluster bedrooms and 56 studio apartments (156 in total) over ground floor retail and shared student communal areas. The height of the 4,957 sq m development is set to be five storeys at Bradbury Place and six to the rear at Albion Lane.

If, as expected the plans are approved, it will result in five units being demolished, including the current home of fast food outlet,Wok-a-Moley and the former premises of Bishops fish and chips shop.

A proposed two-storey McDonald’s restaurant close to Belfast City Airport is also set for approval at next week’s planning committee meeting.

The planned restaurant on a section of the existing Tesco car park on the Knocknagoney Road was included on the agenda for December's meeting, but a final decision was deferred to allow for a site visit.

Now the application is again recommended for approval, in spite of an additional seven objections raised by one local resident in respect of car parking and noise at the site.

The application previously received 45 objections, with issues also raised in relation to the risk of possible anti-social behaviour.

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