12/09/2014

Belfast Harbour Extension Granted Planning Permission

A proposed 60-acre extension to Belfast Harbour has been granted planning permission by Environment Minister Mark H Durkan.

Around 60-acres of land will be reclaimed from Belfast Lough beyond the end of the existing Victoria Terminal 4, and subsequently used for port-related uses.

Mr Durkan said: "This extension to Belfast Harbour is good news for Belfast. The city has a strong maritime history and this extension will enhance an already world class facility at Belfast Port.

"This decision will also bring jobs in the construction phase and have knock on benefits for the quarry sector. Decisions like this all help create a better environment and a stronger economy."

(MH/CD)


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