Plans Withdrawn For Proposed £23m Belfast Aparthotel
Kilmona Property has withdrawn plans to construct a £23 million aparthotel at the Adelaide Business Centre in Belfast following a recommendation to reject the plans.
According to The Belfast Telegraph, Belfast City Council recommended against approving the plans due to concerns about water infrastructure, and a council spokesperson said that the plans have now been withdrawn.
NI Water Concerns
NI Water expressed concerns that the waste water pumping station in the area where Kilmona wants to construct the aparthotel does not have sufficient capacity for the proposed venue.
It is understood that Kilmona proposed constructing a separate treatment plant.
The Belfast Telegraph quotes a reported prepared for consideration by councillors as saying, "The treatment plant would also require an additional planning fee and, for this reason alone, it would not be possible to consider the treatment plant as part of this application.
"The applicant would need to withdraw the current application and resubmit a new application with the waste water treatment plant designed and integrated within a revised comprehensive proposal."
The report also expressed concerns about a possible adverse impact on the area's natural heritage.
The proposed aparthotel would have included 87 bedrooms, 26 serviced apartments and business outlets.
Kilmona has not revealed what its next steps will be, but it can submit a new planning application.
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