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The Cathedral Conservation Area

Location: Belfast
Designation date: 25 June 1990


The Cathedral Conservation Area
The designation of the Cathedral Conservation Area represents an important stage in the regeneration of Belfast. Conservation can help to promote economic revival by identifying and enhancing the architectural and historic character of the City.
Awareness of the City’s heritage and achievements can increase the self confidence and pride of its people and help develop an image which visitors, tourists and potential investors find attractive.

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The Northside of Belfast City Centre offers outstanding development opportunities. Conservation Area status provides a framework and a theme for the promotion of the Area.

The Design Guide

The design guide generally provides information on the planning context, historical development, description or character appraisal of the area, the designation and guidelines for development proposals.

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