Attwood approves redevelopment of Lisnagelvin District Centre
Published on Fri, 16 Mar 2012 by email@example.com.
Environment Minister Alex Attwood has announced planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the Lisnagelvin District Centre in Derry.
The proposal, submitted on behalf of Tesco, is for the complete redevelopment of the old centre to provide a bigger food store for Tesco and 13 smaller retail units with associated parking.
In February 2012 the Minister signalled his intention to deal with a range of major planning applications throughout Northern Ireland. In Derry there are nine applications which propose major new retail floorspace and Planning officials have been carefully considering all aspects of these proposals, including the need to protect city centre and established district centres.
The redevelopment of Lisnagelvin is the first of the nine retail applications the Minister is determining as part of this process as it represents the redevelopment of an existing District Shopping Centre and will allow for extended modern retail facilities at this location.
The proposal represents investment, jobs and enhanced district shopping facilities for the local population.
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