J3373 : The "Aurora" site, Belfast (2)

taken 12 years ago, near to Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Beal Feirste, Springfield and Ballymacarret, Northern Ireland

The "Aurora" site, Belfast (2)
The "Aurora" site, Belfast (2)
See J3373 : The "Aurora" site, Belfast. For the record the proposed 37-storey “Aurora” was refused planning permission on the grounds that “the development of a 37 storey building at this particular location is inappropriate in its local context in terms of design and character and out of scale with its surroundings. It also is of the view that the scheme as proposed is contrary to Planning Policy Statement 7: Quality Residential Developments as it does not represent a sustainable and quality residential development and is considered to be an overdevelopment of the site which is out of character and out of scale with its surroundings”. In the meantime there is to be a review of the system “Now we are in a different period and people are looking to maximise land use. Tall buildings are acceptable but not in all locations. As a consequence we are drawing up a policy paper on tall buildings to give guidance to the planning office so it makes decisions that are less ad hoc”.
The site is now a temporary car park.
Note: this photograph and caption appear as a matter of record only and should not be interpreted as expressing any opinion for or against the proposed building or the decision to refuse planning permission. Continue to J3373 : The "Aurora" site, Belfast (3).
The "Aurora" site, Great Victoria Street, Belfast

A site, at the corner of Great Victoria Street and Ventry Street. Once the site of Henry Martin’s builder’s yard J3474 : Old harbour bollard, Donegall Quay, Belfast which was replaced by the Belfast Ice and Cold Stores. In more recent times, after the demolition of the Stores, it was a Shell petrol station. The proposed 37-storey mixed-use building was refused planning permission. The site remained vacant following the insolvency of the developer. There is now planning permission for an unattended petrol station.

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Sunday, 21 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 March, 2010
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Irish: geotagged! J 336 734 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.5141N 5:56.0158W
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Irish: geotagged! J 336 734
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