Court twist in ongoing car park saga

The long running saga of the controversial Jordan’s Mill car park has taken yet another turn as it has been revealed that the owners have lodged a Judicial Review into the decision by the Planning Appeals Commission decision to deny them permission to continue operating the city centre facility.

The car park on Antrim Street has been operating on a temporary basis for over a decade now, with long term plans to develop the former mill into a mixed use retail and residential complex.

However, whilst plans were being put together for the redevelopment, which would include apartments and shops, the owners of the site had sought permission to operate as a car park.

When permission was denied there was outrage amongst local businesses and shoppers, who said the car park was a vital facility in the heart of the city centre.

Customers of the car park queued up to sign a petition objecting to the Planning Service decision to shut down the car park, with thousands calling for it to remain open.

Now the owners have made the decision to legally object to the ruling in court and it is understood they are currently awaiting a date for the hearing.