Fresh concerns for The Village urban renewal scheme

Posted: 25/7/2013

safe-as-houses.jpgThe UAHS is disheartened to hear the latest concerns surrounding the major clearance caused by the urban renewal scheme in The Village. The Society challenged the Housing Executive’s destructive approach to urban renewal at the Public Inquiry in 2009. Previous information on the campaign & our two–into–one design proposals & retrofitting approaches can be found here.

Hopefully lessons can be learnt from these recent concerns surrounding the slow moving regeneration plans. UAHS continue to encourage heritage–led regeneration and the creative retrofitting of Belfast’s distinctive red brick terraces – protecting established communities and the homes of local residents like Louisa Blackburn.

Our recent ‘Quality Streets’ video highlights the advantages and steps to successful retrofitting, showcasing McMaster Street in Belfast as a positive example. The short informative video can be found here.

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