22/07/2008

Derry Housing Boost Likely

Around 25 apartments could soon boost the local property market in Londonderry if planning permission is granted.

Plans for the apartment block - to be located at Duncreggan Road - were received at Derry City Council's Guildhall (pictured) last week, referring to a site at the corner of Meadowbank Avenue and Duncreggan Road, includes four currently vacant three-storey houses.

The new plans include demolishing the houses and replacing them with a block of two-bedroom apartments complete with basement parking.
News Image
The Derry Journal has reported that local architects firm, Sean McLaughlin, outlined the plans in an application sent to the DoE Planning Service.

A statement by the firm, attached to the planning application, said: "This is an opportunity to promote urban regeneration and contribute to the vitality of the area as this large site lends itself to a greater density of development.

"This is an imaginative and inventive project respecting local character, tradition and human scale while achieving modern sustainable living standard within 21st century contemporary setting which incorporates systems to reduce the carbon footprint of the scheme as a whole."

(BMcC)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

11 February 2008
Minister Publishes Tougher Planning Guidelines
Tougher planning rules on sustainable residential development in urban areas have been announced by the Irish Minister for the Environment, John Gormley. The proposed planning guidelines will force developers and local authorities to build better quality homes in developments with abundant green spaces, close to shops and schools.
15 December 2010
Planning Bill 'Rammed Through', Says UUP
A Bill to transfer planning powers to councils is fundamental to the development of local democracy, the NI Environment Minister, Edwin Poots said on Tuesday. However, the speed of its Assembly progress has been heavily criticised as not allowing enough time for scrutiny.
21 October 2015
University Of Ulster To Appeal Planning Decision
The University of Ulster is planning to appeal the decision to prevent it from building homes on the site of its Jordanstown Campus. In August, the council rejected the planning application to develop 600 homes. Alliance Councillor Tom Campbell said the action is regrettable and it was turned down on its merits.
20 November 2012
Planning Permission Refused For Shore Road Development
Environment Minister Alex Attwood today refused planning permission for a retail led, mixed use development on a site at Shore Road in Belfast.
28 May 2014
Consultation On Planning Reform Launched
A 12-week consultation on proposals for planning reform and its transfer to new councils has been launched, which could see "the return of local accountability to the planning system".