Belfast is the largest urban settlement in Northern Ireland, having a population of 614,000 within its metropolitan area. The subject is located on the Upper Springfield Road, on the slope of Divis and Black Mountain on the western periphery of Belfast City with panoramic views over Lagan Valley. The lands provide good connections to the Monagh Bypass and onto the city centre at Broadway roundabout and to the wider motorway network via Kennedy Way and Stockmans Lane.
The subject lands, which extend to c. 9 acres, are located on opposite sides of the Upper Springfield Road in close proximity to Monagh Bypass, c. 4.3 miles from Belfast city centre. The lands are of an upwards sloping topography and are laid in grass and shrubbery with tree–lined boundaries.
The subject lands are immediately adjoining lands contained within the Glen Road Development Framework. The ‘Glen 10’ Framework seeks to extend the limit of development between Glen Road and Upper Springfield Road in order to meet the needs of the local community in terms of housing, employment and infrastructure – Further details on request.