Northern Ireland

Westwood Centre extension is approved

A major extension of a west Belfast shopping centre has been approved by planners.

Image caption A major extension of the centre has been approved

They have given the green light to add new units to the Westwood Centre on Kennedy Way in the Andersonstown area.

A similar larger extension was approved in 2008, however it was not proceeded with due to the poor economic climate.

The centre is owned by Benmore Properties, a firm owned by the Belfast developer Kevin McKay.