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Areas of Urgent Concern

  1. Belfast City Centre Conservation areas deterioration and unsympathetic development and demolitions

  2. Loss of Belfast Heritage and reuse of Heritage Buildings

  3. Traditional Architecture

  4. Tall buildings and effect on Character of City

Some solutions

Automatic referral of all proposed development in conservation areas to EHS

Appoint Conservation Officer in Development Control in Belfast

Government policy to reuse heritage buildings as government offices or for cultural uses

Get Planning Service to enforce present Conservation area guides

Get Planning Service to follow BMAP on basis of prematurity

Get Planning Service to refuse demolitions in Conservation areas

New build in Conservation areas to be of sympathetic design

Planning Service to start developers Forum to inform developers of the value of Built heritage

Planning Service to be given details of heritage buildings at risk ( local lists to be compiled for Belfast)

Strengthen Planning Service Conservation Guidelines