Developer withdraws plans for Belfast aparthotel

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UK: Kilmona Property has withdrawn plans for a £23 million aparthotel near Boucher Road in Belfast after it was recommended for rejection by the council.

The company, which is led by Paddy Kearney, wanted to build the development at the Adelaide Business Centre off Apollo Road, close to Windsor Park.

The plans included 87 aparthotel rooms, 26 serviced apartments and business studios. Belfast City Council has twice recommended refusal of the development over concerns about water infrastructure.

The project is one of two aparthotels Kilmona had planned for the city, with both likely to fly the company's Ten Square flag.

A smaller aparthotel at Stockmans Way, called Ten Square West, has already been recommended for approval.

NI Water had expressed concerns that the waste-water pumping station in the area around Apollo Road did not have enough capacity for the rejected development. It is understood Kilmona proposed building a separate treatment plant.

A report prepared by planners for consideration by councillors before they meet next week said: "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."

 

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