Council to consult on proposed Masterplan for Gasworks Northern Fringe
7 Nov 2017
Belfast City Council is currently preparing a Masterplan for the Gasworks Northern Fringe site.
The Northern Fringe is considered as the significant last phase of the Gasworks site, having previously been safeguarded for a now abandoned road proposal. It is hoped that the proposed Masterplan will allow for the completion of the Gasworks site providing meaningful social, economic and environmental regeneration.
The proposal, being brought forward in conjunction with Consarc and AECOM, is to prepare an outline planning application setting out all the key components for the future development of this key site. It is likely that the masterplan will potentially incorporate a mixture of uses including new homes, commercial and leisure/tourism facilities.
A process of pre-application community consultation is currently being carried out which will help inform the final masterplan content. This includes two “Open House” public drop-in events, a number of targeted workshops and wider stakeholder engagement.
The first of the “Open House” events will take place this Friday (10 November), from 1pm – 7pm, at Cromac Regeneration Initiative on Donegall Pass. A second will take place on Friday 24 November, again from 1pm – 7pm, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cromac Place.
The drop-in events will allow members of the public to view drawings, meet the design team and provide crucial feedback. The proposal will also be placed on public display on the ground floor of the Cecil Ward Building at 4-10 Linenhall Street from Monday 13 November to Thursday 30 November.
The Masterplan will be submitted for outline planning permission after the consultation process concludes.