ABC: Lurgan development named

ABC: Lurgan development named

Alderman Kenneth Twyble

Adam Morton


Adam Morton


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planning committee has approved a request to name a Lurgan development Old Forest Lane.

The request came before the committee at its meeting on Wednesday, May 4 and concerns a development of 15 dwellings on the Gilpinstown Road.

Members of the committee were told the applicant had submitted three preferences, these were: Old Forest Lane; Old Tree Mews and Gilpins Wood.

It was made clear the applicant’s preferred name for the development is Old Forest Lane and the committee heard how the main reason for the preferred name is that the site is situated in the ward of Shankhill, which comes from the original Sean chill, meaning Old Church, Wood or Forest.

Council’s head of building control, Tom Lavery, told members officers were not aware of any financial implications over and above the normal costs associated with the erection of street naming signs associated with the development.

It was also made clear there were no equality or good relations implications in relation to this report and, as such, officers recommended that members approve the name Old Forest Lane.

A proposal to approve the officers’ recommendation was put forward by Alderman Kenneth Twyble who said he was very happy to propose the recommendation and this proposal was seconded by Councillor Paul Duffy.

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