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Planning permission granted for 300 new homes in Derry
7 Feb 2019
The go-ahead has been for over 300 new homes across the Derry City and Strabane District Council area. The decisions by the Council's planning commmittee apply to a number of housing developments. The majority of the new homes are located north of the Skeoge Link Road in Galliagh . The new homes will include 97 apartments, 166 two storey dwellings and associated landscaping, open space, parking, and roads. Planners have also given the go ahead for additional apartments at 6-7 Patrick Street in the city centre to include a new rear extension and a new additional floor providing 28 new self-contained apartments. Eglinton Village is to benefit from the construction of four houses and 15 apartments with associated parking and landscaping at 19 Main Street, Muff, Eglinton, following the demolition of an office block. Plans to transform a prominent building in Strabane town centre to offer additional accommodation, with 12 new apartments, and improve the visual aspect of the building were also welcomed by members who praised the developer for the improved urban design of the building. Welcoming the decisions, Councillor Warren Robinson, chairperson of the committee, said: “I am delighted to see further positive advances in enhancing the housing provision across Derry and Strabane. It demonstrates Council’s commitment to alleviating the growing pressure on housing here and improving the quality of new developments as they progress through our planning system, which is a priority of our emerging Local Development Plan.” Ends
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