J3273 : Lower Rockview Street, Belfast (1)

taken 11 years ago, near to Springfield, Beal Feirste, Belfast County Borough and Shankill, Northern Ireland

Lower Rockview Street, Belfast (1)
Lower Rockview Street, Belfast (1)
A major demolition underway in Lower Rockview Street (looking towards Monarch Parade), off the Donegall Road. The street seems to have been built towards the end of the 19th century. The following is an extract from an official press release: “The Minister helped demolish the first 40 houses included in the redevelopment area, which will allow for the first phase of 36 new homes to be built later this year.
Speaking in Lower Rockview Street, Donegall Road, Minister [Nelson] McCausland said: "Through its very name the Village has been an important community area in Belfast for many years. Unfortunately, the worsening housing conditions over those years led to the declaration of the Village as a redevelopment area. We are now seeing the start of the regeneration of this proud area through demolition of unfit housing to make way for new homes built to very high standards . . . . . . The Minister concluded: "The first phase involving the construction of 36 new homes will get underway later this year and will be an important milestone in the journey towards a new Village."” J3273 : Lower Rockview Street, Belfast - February 2014 shows the street after rebuilding.
Redevelopment of The Village, Belfast

The Village area of Belfast is due to undergo a major redevelopment starting in 2011. This is an extract from an official announcement:
“Ritchie approves £100million investment for South Belfast
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Minister for Social Development, Margaret Ritchie MLA, has today approved proposals for the £100million investment package to regenerate housing across the Village area of South Belfast . . . . . .
As part of this investment, 538 old homes, many unfit for further occupation, will be demolished and replaced by 273 new homes, built to the latest design and environmental standards. A number of other homes across the area will also be refurbished as part of wider plans that will be delivered over the coming years. “
The photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of record only. I have no connection with the DSD or any of the other parties involved in the scheme. They should not be interpreted as having any political or campaigning motive.

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Sunday, 12 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 June, 2011
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Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
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Irish: geotagged! J 322 732 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.3901N 5:57.2846W
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Irish: geotagged! J 322 731
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Belfast  Street  Terrace Houses  Demolition Site  The Village (Belfast)  Then and Now 

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