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. Destroying the green spaces we cherish. Due care and attention has not been paid to the Biodiversity and Infrastructure of our environment and we are therefore raising strong objection.
This is the most recent of hundreds of developments suggested for this area. The planning portal is broken. Objections are taking months to show there or are not showing at all and in the meantime the ‘planning process’ goes on. If we don’t speak up we will lose what we all moved here to enjoy.
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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.
In March 2023 the developers lodged more drawings with the planning office showing further changes to the boundary planting. The removal of part of the green at Hambleden Park and the movement of houses to facilitate further vehicle access to the land beyond the site. So we wrote Q3 in answer.
What We Want
No More Building in Lagan Valley Regional Park
Transparent Community Consultation
Proper and clear information to all residents affected by the development.
Full Regard for Climate Change
All construction to be planned and completed in line with current technologies in light of climate change. Heating, water usage, insulation, transport etc.
Changes and upgrades to water, power transport should be covered in part by all new developments as they occur for the resident community and the wider planet.
Protection of our Environment
Protection of species and habitats to be at the heart of ALL developments.
DON’T BULLDOZE OUR BIODIVERSITY.
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.
All taken in and around the proposed site.
Some of our group have been sharing this leaflet in the area to tell more of our friends and neighbours about what’s happening here.
Why Get Involved?
We have the privilege of the 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 as it will simply continue to be built over.
What to do
How You Can Help
Write a Letter explaining your concerns to the planning authority.
Write your objection.
Quote the planning number
LA05/2022/0033/FEmail to Planning
Sign the Petiton
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Don’t Bulldoze Our Biodiversity
Quarterlands Group are 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.
Make Calls or Send emails
Our elected representatives should hear your thoughts on these matters.
Send copies of your objections to
Emma Little-Pengelly –
Robbie Butler (UUP) – email@example.com
Sorcha Eastwood (Alliance) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Givan (DUP) – email@example.com
David Honeyford (Alliance) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Gowan DUP – email@example.com
Uel Mackin DUP – firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron McIntyre Alliance – email@example.com
Alex Swann UUP – firstname.lastname@example.org
James Baird UUP – email@example.com
Visit the NI Direct Planning Portal and register your objection.
Copy and Paste this planning number to find all the documents and register your objection.