A property development case in Northern Ireland is subject to a public inquiry and proposals to work on the retail investment property involved are on indefinite hold until a resolution is found.

Newtownards in County Down is the location of the dispute, with Belfast Office Properties hoping to extend the existing Ard's Shopping Centre, while rival company Castlebawn has put in a bid to create a new retail property development nearby.

An inquiry was due to begin on March 22nd, but the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) has ruled there is not enough time to asses environmental information submitted by the latter commercial property firm before this date.

The quarrel suggests retail investment property in the region is full of potential, but the case could take a long time to settle, as the PAC has requested a full history of planning activity from the Department of Environment before it can continue.

Posted by Tom BakerADNFCR-2842-ID-800363214-ADNFCR