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Airport Hotel Plans Take Off After Just 21 Weeks

Plans for a major hotel development close to Belfast International Airport have been ‘cleared for take-off’ (subject to call-in period) by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Planning Committee just 21 weeks from the date the application was made.

A new 81 room Premier Inn Hotel will be developed by JH Turkington & Sons with an investment of £5.5m. The construction phase is expected to support 30 jobs across a 12 month period.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Mark Cooper BEM said:

This is a great boost for tourism in the Borough offering more choice and improved convenience for visitors.

With Northern Ireland proudly maintaining its standing as a major visitor destination, the option of affordable hotel accommodation will be an asset for the tourism industry.

Chairman of the Planning Committee Councillor Robert Foster added:

This major investment in a prime location will be an asset to our Borough and will enhance Antrim and Newtownabbey’s role in Northern Ireland’s success as a great place to visit.