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£7m Dobbies centre gets go ahead

Published: 3 July 2009
The environment minister has finally approved plans for a £7m Dobbies garden centre just outside Lisburn in Northern Ireland, four years after the initial application was submitted.
£7m Dobbies centre gets go ahead
The 50,000sq ft centre will be built on a 13-acre site on the town's outskirts and will be the first Dobbies centre in Northern Ireland. Planners had originally recommended that the scheme be refused. However, as one of his final acts while in office, outgoing Environment Minister Sammy Wilson gave the development the go ahead, a move his successor Edwin Poots agreed with.

Dobbies director of property Stuart Wright said: "We are excited at the prospect of opening a major new garden world, and our first in Northern Ireland, in Lisburn.

"We believe that our proposals will bring a quality garden centre to the area which will not only offer quality, range and value to garden and horticultural enthusiasts, but also a unique day out destination for all the family."

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By Stephen Smyth
The independents are always far better with plants and advise - Dobbies are like the garden centre part of homebase and B&Q.
Published prior to March 2014
By G BURNS
Living in Edinburgh for 18 years, Dobbies became a staple! Nothing like it in NI....YET!!!!
Published prior to March 2014
By Mark Johnston
Have visited a few of your stores in Scotland and am very glad to hear of your expansion into Northern Ireland.
Published prior to March 2014
By Jim McCartney
delighted with the news that you are coming to Northern Ireland. Visited your Centre in Scotland and looking forward to doing so in my own area
Published prior to March 2014
By Laurence McKelvie
I am excited about the announcement of your new centre in Lisburn and would like to know when you intend to commence work.

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