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  • Greggs

    Location: Donegall Square West, Belfast City Centre
    Client: Greggs Plc
    Type: Commercial
    Status: Approved

    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.

    Issues Encountered

    • 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.