Welcome to the #SaveCQ campaign website. Here you can find all the information related to this important campaign, including detailed objections to the development proposals.
Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is facing enormous change. In 2016, a huge swathe of land encompassing Rosemary Street, North Street, the historic Assembly Buildings, and Donegall Street, including North Street Arcade and Writers’ Square, was purchased by the England-based investment company Castlebrooke.
Despite this area’s historical importance, distinct character, and its current prominence as the beating heart of Northern Ireland’s arts and cultural scene, the proposals are for widespread demolition, replacing independent businesses and arts organisations with generic retail & offices.
We don’t want that to happen. If you don’t either, join us in making sure this investment creates a culturally flourishing, architecturally distinctive, independent, public, and liveable community in the historic centre of the the city.
The development is currently out for pre-planning consultation for the part of the development known as Phase 1B (land bounded by North Street, Lower Garfield Street, Rosemary Street and Royal Avenue).
Pre-planning consultation for Phase 1B closed at 5pm on Tuesday 18 July 2017.
Thank you to everyone who sent a letter.
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