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UPDATE: Tribeca Belfast Planning Amendments Following Voluntary Public Consultation

Following a voluntary ten-week consultation process and public exhibition, Castlebrooke Investments has submitted its amendments to the outline planning application for Tribeca Belfast which saw more than 80 percent of respondents confirming that they support the amended scheme.

Over 350 people visited the public exhibition, which received a sequence of positive comments for the amendments. One of the changes made was on the corner of Rosemary Street, and North Street, which had plans for a Grade A 27-storey office block; however, this is now going to be 10-storey office instead. This, in turn, allows more green spaces within the area.

Castlebrooke Investments has submitted its amendments which outline the planning permission for Tribeca Belfast. Tribeca Belfast is an upcoming £500m urban regeneration scheme which will deliver 1,500,000 sq ft of prime residential units, Grade A office space, retail, food and beverages to the city of Belfast.

Jonathan Mitchell, director of Castlebrooke Investments, said: 

“We are delighted that the proposed amendments to our outline planning application for Tribeca Belfast have been met with such positive feedback. Over 80 percent of people agreed that the amendments are an improvement on the previous scheme, with the plans addressing many of the areas that stakeholders were worried about. 

“Familiar themes which emerged from the feedback included the desire for more green space, the retention of as many of the historic building facades as possible, and space being made available for artisans and independent retailers. We have responded to these points and incorporated them into the revised scheme.”

Estelle Hunt, director of Castlebrooke Investments, said:

“During the consultation, a number of concerns were raised, and our development team is committed to continuing to listen to views during the planning application determination. Our aspiration is to create vibrant and usable public realm space which is truly open for the people of Belfast, to accommodate current and future uses, and also provides a greater degree of permeability from one part of the city to another.

“We would like to thank all of the city’s stakeholders who took the time to meet with us and members of the public who attended the exhibition and walking tours. We are now looking forward to working with Belfast City Council as we move through the planning process.” 

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