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Public Notices

January 2013

 

Former Owners Of Land

The Department for Social Development is anxious to discover the whereabouts of:
William Taylor Lyness the Former Owner of lands at Carn, Portadown, Co.Armagh.
Anyone who can provide details/information regarding the former owners should contact the Department at:-
Department for Social Development, Lands Service, Level 4 James House, 2-4 Cromac Avenue, Gasworks Business Park,
Belfast, BT7 2JA.
Telephone: 028 9081 9884

Notice of Application for the Renewal and Transfer of Entertainment Licences

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Ni) Order 1985 Article 3 Schedule 1: Licensing of Places of Entertainment
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provision of paragraph 5 (3) of the above schedule that an application for the Renewal and Transfer of Licences for:
  1. Cotton Court - Waring Street;
  2. Custom House Square;
  3. Donegall Quay, Lagan Weir and Lookout;
  4. Writers’ Square – Donegall Street;
was lodged with Belfast City Council on 17th January 2013.
These Entertainment Licences will commence on 1st April 2013 and will expire on 31st March 2014.
The nature of the entertainment in respect of which the applications were lodged covers:
A theatrical performance
Dancing singing or music or any entertainment of a like kind
Any public contest, display etc of boxing, wrestling, judo, karate or similar sport or billiards, pool, snooker or similar game or darts.
A circus
Machines and equipment for entertainment or amusement
Equipment for the playing of billiards, pool, snooker or other similar game
Any public outdoor musical entertainment
And the type and duration of licences applied for are Indoor and Outdoor entertainment – Annual Licences.
Any person wishing to make any representation in relation to this application shall give notice to the Head of Building Control, 5th Floor, 9 Lanyon Place Belfast, BT1 3LP, stating in general terms the nature of the representation, no later than 28 days after the date of the application.
Dated this 24th January 2013
Mark O’Donnell, Belfast City Centre Regeneration Directorate, 4th Floor, Oxford House, 49 – 55 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 4HH
 

Belfast Regeneration Office Development Opportunity at Westrock/Mica Drive, Belfast

The Department for Social Development invites proposals from interested parties for the redevelopment of a site at Westrock/Mica Drive, Belfast.
The site which is in the ownership of the Department extends in area to approximately 4.4 acres.
A detailed brief for the site has been prepared and copies are available for download from:
Department’s website at www.dsdni.gov.uk or
Physical Development Branch,
Belfast Regeneration Office,
2nd Floor James House, 2-4 Cromac Avenue,
Gasworks Business Park,
Ormeau Road,
Belfast, BT7 2JA,
Telephone number (028) 90 819658.
Developers wishing to lodge proposals with the Department in respect of this development site must do so by 12 noon on Thursday 28 March 2013.
The Department does not bind itself to accept any proposals submitted.
 

Notice of Intention to Make a Vesting Order Property at 279 Albertbridge Road, Belfast


The Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972
The Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991
TAKE NOTICE that the Department for Social Development (the Department”) in pursuance of the provisions of the above Act and Order proposes to make an Order vesting the land described in the Schedule hereto in the Department in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the above Act and Order. The Department desires to acquire the said land otherwise than by agreement for the purpose of securing the treatment of the lands as a whole by development or redevelopment.
Any objections to the proposed Vesting Order must be presented in writing setting out the grounds thereof to Physical Development Branch, Department for Social Development, James House, Gasworks Business Park, 2-4 Cromac Avenue, Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2JA, on or before the 28th February 2013. .
A map showing the land proposed to be acquired may be inspected during normal office hours at the above address.
Dated this 24th January 2013
Chris Hughes, A Senior Officer of the Department for Social Development
Schedule
ALL THAT AND THOSE lands at 279 Albertbridge Road in the City and County Borough of Belfast containing 1,280 square feet over 2 floors shown edged red on the attached map together with the bed and soil of all lanes and passageways within the boundaries of said lands.
 

Belfast City Centre (formally Laganside) Events Grant & Community Activity Grant 2013/14

The Department for Social Development (DSD) wishes to announce that the former Laganside Events Grant and Community Activity Grant will now be known as The Belfast City Centre Events Grant and Community Activity Grant and that from 1st April 2013, the eligible area for both these grants will be expanded to include the Belfast City Centre. A map can be obtained from www.dsdni.gov.uk.
DSD wishes to invite applications for funding for the Belfast City Centre Events Grants for 2013/14.
Funding under the Belfast City Centre Events Grant aims to assist events to:
  • Contribute to the continuing regeneration of the Belfast City Centre area
  • Encourage local involvement and community and business participation and
  • Help attract visitors to the local area and the Belfast City Centre.
The closing date and deadlines for receipt of applications is Friday 15th February 2013 at 2pm.
Applications for the Belfast City Centre Community Activity Grants to include the Belfast City Centre area can be made from 1st April 2013.
Details on how to apply for the Belfast City Centre Events Grant and Community Activity Grant are available from:
DSD website www.dsdni.gov.uk or
by e mail at business.supportunit@dsdni.gov.uk or
at the address below:
Department for Social Development,
Belfast City Centre Regeneration Directorate,
4th Floor, Oxford House,
49-55 Chichester Street,
Belfast, BT1 4HH.
Telephone: 02890 277639 Fax: 02890 277655
Please read the Guidance Notes carefully to ensure that you are eligible for funding before submitting an application.
 

To Let by Tender –Grazing Land

The Department for Social Development is to let for grazing or cutting:
Approximately 184 acres in the Ballymena area for the period 01/03/2013 to 31/10/2013
Approximately 99 acres in the Antrim area for the period 01/03/2013 to 31/10/2013
NOTE: The tendered amount will be paid in advance i.e. on or before Thursday 28th February 2013.The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
For further details and tender forms which must be returned on or before 12 noon on Friday 15th February 2013 please contact:-
Mary Stewart, D.S.D. Lands Service, James House, Level 4, 2-4 Cromac Avenue, Gasworks Business Park, Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2JA.
Telephone: 028 9081 9877 Fax: 028 9081 9905
 

Public Exhibition of Proposals for Library Square and BT1 Gateway Belfast City Centre

The Department for Social Development (DSD) will be holding a public exhibition of its draft proposals for ‘Library Square’ and ‘BT1 Gateway’ as follows::
  • 21st January – 25th January 2013 Belfast Central Library
  • 28th January – 1st February 2013 University of Ulster’s York Street Campus
The proposals set out a vision for regenerating two key sites in Belfast City Centre’s Northside. DSD is currently seeking views on the proposals from members of the public, all interested parties and stakeholders in the area.
The draft proposals were issued for public consultation by DSD on 27th November 2012 The public consultation will close on 22nd February 2013.
Copies of the draft proposals can be obtained by telephoning (028) 90277653. The documents are also available on our website, by going to www.dsdni.gov.uk and clicking on the consultation zone on the main menu.
Representations made to DSD during the public exhibition will be be considered by the Department when finalising its plans for the area. Alternatively you may wish to submit your comments in writing to the address below.
Department for Social Development, Belfast City Centre Regeneration Directorate, 4th Floor Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4HH
 

Joint Standards Committee Member

The Joint Standards Committee of the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency and the Northern Ireland Child Support Agency was set up in December 1999. The latter has been succeeded by Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division. The Committee is a non executive body with an independent chairperson responsible for providing the Chief Executive of the Agency and Head of Division of Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division with assurance on the standards of decision making. The Agency and Division wish to appoint an independent member and are now seeking applications.
Applicants must have:
  • a general knowledge of the business of both the Social Security Agency and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division and the corresponding legislation;
  • an awareness of public opinion on social security and child support matters;
  • experience of working with the voluntary sector, community groups, trade unions or other groups which regularly represent customers in their dealings with the Social Security Agency and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division;
  • an ability to work as part of a team;
  • an ability to put forward views and opinions clearly and concisely.
The appointment is for an initial period of 4 years, renewable by agreement. It is expected that the member will commit approximately eight days a year. Salary will be £2,040 per annum subject to annual review. Successful applicants may be required to travel within Northern Ireland.
Application forms including alternative application formats and further information about the post may be obtained from Standards Assurance Unit, 1st Floor, 43-45 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 4PD
Telephone: (028) 90138123 or (028) 90138128
email: SAU.REPORTINGTEAM@NISSA.GSI.GOV.UK
Completed applications must be returned by 2pm on 8 February 2013
The Department for Social Development is committed to the principles of public appointment based on merit, with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.
 

Helping to Shape the Future of Housing in Northern Ireland

Appointment of a Member to the Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive
The Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is responsible to the Department for Social Development for the efficient, effective and economic delivery of the Housing Executive’s housing services. It determines the Housing Executive’s policies, within its overall aims and objectives and makes decisions on operational and organisational strategies. The Department for Social Development is now seeking to appoint a member to the Board.
Following an independent review of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the Minister for Social Development will shortly announce a new service delivery model. This is therefore a unique opportunity to lead this organisation through the period of fundamental change.
The term of appointment will be from 1 May 2013 for up to 5 years or until such other date as the Department may determine, taking account of the implementation of the new service delivery model. Time commitment amounts to attendance at monthly Board meetings and other meetings as arranged. The position is remunerated at £6,740 per annum, in addition to travel and subsistence costs incurred on Board business.
An information pack detailing the selection criteria for the post and application form can be obtained in writing or by phone from: Sam McGrugan, Director’s Office, Housing Division, 2nd Floor Lighthouse Building, 1 Cromac Place, Gasworks Business Park Belfast BT7 2JB. Telephone 028 90829326. Application packs can be provided in large print format on request. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 6 February 2013
Applications for the post are invited from candidates who can demonstrate how they meet the selection criteria for appointments as set out in the information pack.
The Department for Social Development is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process. The Department is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes application forms from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.
 

Welfare Reform in Northern Ireland: Have your say

Subject to approval by the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Executive, the new Welfare Reform Bill for Northern Ireland will result in changes to the benefits system. Many of the current benefits will cease to exist and new benefits and payment systems will be introduced.
The Department for Social Development wants to hear your views on a number of key components of the Welfare Reform Bill. Specifically:
  • Discretionary Support which will replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans; and
  • Flexible payment arrangements for Universal Credit
To ensure your voice is heard, the Department for Social Development is holding an open listening event on:
Thursday 17 January 2013 at 17:30
Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle Street,
Londonderry, BT48 6AL
The event will cover:
1. A walkthrough of the key elements of the proposed design for Discretionary Support, where you will be given the opportunity to give your feedback to ensure the new support meets the needs of vulnerable customers; and
2. Discussion on how the flexible payment arrangements for Universal Credit will work.
Universal Credit will be introduced from April 2014. It will replace income-related social security benefits, housing benefit and working and children’s tax credits with a single allowance. It will be paid to people in and out of work and is based on household earnings, rather than individual earnings.
In October 2012, Minister McCausland proposed that the following flexible payment arrangements should be introduced for Northern Ireland customers:
  • Payment to both parties in the household instead of a single payment;
  • Payment twice a month instead of a monthly payment, and;
  • Direct payment of housing costs to landlords.
 

Notice of Making a Vesting Order


Land at 38 - 42 Bank Street, Belfast
The Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991
The Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972
TAKE NOTICE that the Department for Social Development (the Department”) acting in pursuance of the provisions of the above Act and Order made on the 18th day of December 2012, an Order vesting the land described in the Schedule to the Order such lands vested at 38 – 42 Bank Street, Belfast
A copy of the Vesting Order and the schedule and map referred to therein have been deposited at the offices of the Department’s Belfast City Centre Regeneration Directorate, Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4HH and may be inspected at all reasonable times.
Dated this 18th day of December 2012
Mark O’Donnell
A senior officer of the Department for Social Development
 

The Registration Of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 Renewal Of Registrations


Clubs currently registered for the supply of intoxicating liquor should note that registrations are due for renewal during the month of March.
The statutory renewal date for registration is 1 March and applications for renewal must be submitted to the Clerk of Petty Sessions for the petty sessions district in which the premises of the club are situated not later than 1 February 2013.
Late application or failure to make an application may mean that the registration cannot be renewed in March.