MKA Planning have recently obtained planning permission for the change of use from offices to 55no serviced short stay/visitor suites and associated alterations including landscaping at No.42-48 Howard Street Belfast.
Howard Street is a perfect central location for such a development as it’s situated on a major pedestrian and vehicular traffic route into Belfast City Centre and has several bus stops and other public transport networks such as bus stations and train stations within a 1km walking distance of the application site.
Our built heritage is a finite resource which requires effective stewardship so that it may be enjoyed today and passed on in good order to inform future generations. Avoiding the neglect and loss of built fabric and promoting the efficient use and reuse of land and buildings are two ways in which the planning system can contribute towards sustainable economic development.
Belfast has been fortunate in seeing a number of listed and non-listed buildings brought back into beneficial economic use. This permission will continue this trend and will help to regenerate this attractive vernacular building and the surrounding area and boost the City’s tourist and night time economy.
The full planning application can be viewed on the below link, Planning Ref No: LA04/2016/1277/F.