What’s Happening

Developers want to develop.

Their plans are to build many houses and hotels, carparks and roads in the middle of Our Lagan Valley Regional Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northern Irelands ONLY designated Regional Park.  over the green spaces we cherish and live here to enjoy.

Due care and attention has not been paid to the Biodiversity and Infrastructure of our environment and we are therefore raising strong objection. 

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This is THE immediate PROPOSAL WE ARE CHALLENGING

There are more proposals in the pipeline alongside those already being built.

Proposed development LA05/2022/0033/F on the Quarterlands Road

This proposal is to build 17 2 storey 4 bedroom houses. The developer has allowed for 60 cars. 

VISIT THE AWFUL PLANNING PORTAL TO REGISTER YOUR OBJECTION

HERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE OBJECTION DOCUMENTs submitted by the QUARTERLANDS GROUP In SEPT 2022

We researched many aspects of planning in the Lagan Valley Regional Park and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and have submitted these documents to the planning authority.


The developers lodged a rebuttal document which you can see on the planning portal Q2 is our response to their rebuttal. It also contains interesting maps showing the designation of land over time and asks about Lagan Valley Regional Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being changed and designated as building land. 

MAIN DOCUMENT KEY QUESTIONS Q2
About

What We Want

No More Building in Lagan Valley Regional Park

Without

About Quarterlands.com

In Dec 2021 another developer dropped another planning application to the planners.

In late January 2022 the notification landed on a few doormats. With less than a week to respond to the application one of our number asked friends and neighbours what they thought. None of them had heard about it. A group of us got together on Zoom to talk about it and decided that we needed to find out more. 

Quarterlands.com is part of the finding out. We’d like to know what you think and to ask for your support to challenge the flurry of applications and building projects in the area. 

We live in Lagan Valley Regional Park, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and we genuinely fear that we will loose what makes this such a lovely place to live if we don’t challenge.

Quarterlands Videos

All taken in and around the proposed site. 

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION

Make your voice heard

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Why Get Involved?

We have the privilege of living in Lagan Valley Regional Park an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our biodiversity is rich. We have rare plants and animals, we have green spaces and watercourses which need our protection. Our infrastructure is in need of improvement. Our local amenities need to exist. We can see that developers are profiting and fear that local planning authorities may not be fully considering the whole picture.

If we don’t raise awareness and voices to protect and improve the area we will lose it for ourselves and the generations to come.  

What to do

How You Can Help

1

Write a Letter explaining your concerns to the planning authority.

Write your objection.

Quote the planning number

LA05/2022/0033/F

Email to Planning
2

Sign the Petiton

Click Here and Sign on Change.org

Don’t Bulldoze Our Biodiversity


We are the residents of Lagan Valley Regional Park an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty south of Belfast.


We have rare plants and animals, we have green spaces and watercourses which need our protection. We can all see developers building across the park and zoning changes in what were once green belt areas. Profits are being made from our wild spaces, species are being harmed and lost. Environmental pressures from climate change are being dodged and we fear that local planning authorities may be missing the point.


We need to make our voices heard to protect what we have for ourselves and for future generations.  


Please sign this petition and stand with your friends and neighbours to call a halt and a rethink. 

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3

Make Calls or Send emails

Our elected representatives should hear your thoughts on these matters.

Send copies of your objections to
MP

Emma Little-Pengelly –
emma.little-pengelly@mla.niassembly.gov.uk

 

MLAs

Robbie Butler (UUP) – robbie.butler@mla.niassembly.gov.uk

Sorcha Eastwood (Alliance) – sorcha.eastwood@mla.niassembly.gov.uk

Paul Givan (DUP) – paul.givan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk

David Honeyford (Alliance) – david.honeyford@mla.niassembly.gov.uk

 

Councillors 

Andrew Gowan DUP – andrew.gowan@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Uel Mackin DUP – uel.mackin@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Aaron McIntyre Alliance – aaron.mcintyre@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Alex Swann UUP – alex.swan@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

James Baird UUP – james.baird@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

4

Visit the NI Direct Planning Portal and register your objection.

Quote the planning number

LA05/2022/0033/F

PLANNING PORTAL

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