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Belfast Harbour Plans Expansion Into Lough

14th January 2014
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Belfast Harbour Plans Expansion Into Lough

#BelfastLough - Some 60 acres (25 hectares) would be reclaimed from Belfast Lough under ambitious proposals to expand Belfast Harbour that have been lodged with planning authorities.

BBC News reports on the three-year scheme planned for the seaward end of Victoria Terminal Four from where Stena Line's Scotland routes currently sail.

Among those welcoming the harbour's move is the local quarry industry, which would provide the six million tonnes of infill rock needed to reclaim the land from the lough.

The news comes hot on the heels of Galway Harbour's own planning application to expand into Galway Bay with berthing space to attract more sea traffic, including the future generation of cruise liners.

Published in Belfast Lough
MacDara Conroy

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