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Northern Ireland lifeboat shelter set to become a restaurant

Council gets go-ahead for its own plans despite objections

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Change: the old lifeboat shelter in Portrush

Change: the old lifeboat shelter in Portrush

Change: the old lifeboat shelter in Portrush

An old lifeboat shelter in Northern Ireland will be turned into a licensed restaurant after plans were approved by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

The approval of the Portrush application, which was lodged by the council itself, followings warnings from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) that the building is under threat from flooding.

Marine and Fisheries officials at DAERA said they did not consider the scheme appropriate and would not be prepared to support installation of coastal protection measures if the restaurant plan goes ahead.