Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Let us pray planning row can be resolved amicably

Editor's Viewpoint

A battle between God and mammon is set to take place in one of central Belfast's most historic streets. There is no doubt that a planned £400m redevelopment on the fringes of the Cathedral Quarter is required.

But it must be carried out sympathetically so that historic buildings such as the First Presbyterian Church in Rosemary Street are not overshadowed or impinged upon.

It is the oldest surviving place of worship in the city and has connections to the United Irishmen.

The new development and the history of the area can co-exist if both sides show goodwill and planners exercise proper control.

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