Location: Donegall Square West, Belfast City Centre
Client: Greggs Plc
Case Study Description
Planning approval was obtained to change the use of the ground and first floor of an existing retail unit in Belfast City Centre for use as a café by Greggs. Consent was also obtained for Greggs to display their advertising on the subject premises.
- Listed Building status
- Conservation Area
Strategic Planning Involvement
Strategic Planning prepared three planning applications to obtain the necessary, separate permissions required to allow Greggs to trade from the subject premises; a change of use, listed building consent and advertising consent. This included a detailed policy assessment and Design and Access Statement to address the various planning policy issues. Strategic Planning also arranged political support of the proposal through a process of lobbying relevant Councillors. The applications were subsequently approved in June 2016.