Plan for 52 new homes in Craigavon to be considered

ABC: New homes Craigavon
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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planners are currently considering an application seeking permission to build 52 new homes in Craigavon.

Lodged by agent Clyde Shanks Ltd on behalf of applicant Acorn Developments NI Ltd the application seeks to build 52 new residential dwellings at lands to the rear of 2 and 4 Aghacommon Heights, Kilvergan Road and to the South West of 1-7 McGreevy Drive and 68-79 McGreevy Park.

The application also seeks permission to provide landscaping, open space provision, road widening and the provision of a footpath and access improvements along the Kilvergan Road.

The 16.12 hectare site is currently undeveloped grass land according to the application form.

A design and access statement accompanying the application notes the surrounding area is mostly residential nature and notes local amenities, including shops, church, school and public house are approximately 200m away.

A total of six house types are proposed within the scheme with 34 semi-detached dwellings and 18 detached dwellings and the total amount of open space in the development amounts to 9.5 per dent of the site area that can be developed.

The statement concludes by noting the application demonstrates the proposal will create a quality and sustainable residential environment that will not result in unacceptable damage to the local character, environmental quality or residential amenity of the area.

Lodged on Tuesday, August 31, the application was verified on Friday, September 10 with the neighbour consultation period due to expire on Monday, October 11.

The standard consultation period is due to expire on Friday, October 15, the same date the application will be advertised to.

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