Former Shore Road tram depot, Belfast :: Shared Description

The Belfast tramways closed in February 1954. The Shore depot was demolished and now consists of a large area of overgrown hardstanding and some bits of brickwork facing the Shore Road.
The site and the adjacent park, playing fields and leisure centre had been the subject of the following application for planning permission: “Z/2009/1607/F Mixed used development comprising superstore; Petrol Filling Station; 4 no. retail warehouse units; residential development (32 no. townhouses and 36 no. apartments) and recreational facility to include floodlit 3G pitch, grass pitch, Multi Use Games Area, 3no. outdoor fitness stations, children's play park and junior play area to be served by pavilion comprising changing facilities and community rooms and a CCTV traffic monitoring camera, all with associated car parking and landscaping at Loughside Playing Fields, Shore Road, Belfast and redevelopment of disused space at Mount Vernon to provide all weather multi-use pitch; picnic area; senior and junior play area and local events area at Mount Vernon, Shore Road, Belfast and related associated infrastructure improvements. Loughside Recreation centre and playing fields, Nos. 567, 569, 571, 573, 575, 577, 279 and former tramway depot (No. 581) and Mount Vernon open space, Shore Road, Belfast” which, after considerable opposition, was refused on 22 November 2012.
There is another current (26 September 2014) application “Z/2014/1277/F Proposed residential development comprising 31no dwellings (1no detached, 12no semi-detached and 18no townhouses) 581 Shore Road BT15 4HP”.
by Albert Bridge
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J3478 : Former Shore Road tram depot. Belfast (September 2017) by Albert Bridge

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Created: Sat, 2 Sep 2017, Updated: Sat, 2 Sep 2017

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