Sunday 19 November 2017

Game of Thrones Northern Ireland filming delayed due to 'planning permission' issues

A film set is constructed for the Game of Thrones fantasy television series as filming for season six continues on September 28, 2015 in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. The set is believed to represent House Tully of Riverrun, a fictional castle which belongs to the Tully family.
A film set is constructed for the Game of Thrones fantasy television series as filming for season six continues on September 28, 2015 in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. The set is believed to represent House Tully of Riverrun, a fictional castle which belongs to the Tully family.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Game of Thrones filming has reportedly been delayed in Northern Ireland due to planning permission issues.

Filming at Corbet, Co Down was due to begin yesterday featuring Riverrun, the home of House Tully, but fan site Watchers on the Wall has reported that there were objections.

They said, "according to our sources, filming will not being [Tuesday] becuase there have been some objections to a very, very large structure being built.

"It will have to be examined by local representatives to see if it broke the rules in the original planning application."

An inspector is expected to arrive today to asses what is believed to be the castle structure.

Financial experts have estimated that Game of Thrones has added over £120m to the local economy through tourism and investment in the local film industry.

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