Developer relaunches £10m Lisburn housing scheme
A local company has launched a fresh £10m bid to build 116 homes in the Lisburn area.
Eglinton Developments has submitted an application to Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council for 39 apartments, 33 townhouses and 44 semi-detached dwellings on the Brokerstown Road, 2.5 miles from the centre of the city.
The site had previously been identified for a project consisting of 371 dwellings dating back to 2008.
Those blueprints got planning permission, but have now been resurrected as a smaller development.
Developers of the updated project said the new scheme has been revised and relaunched in response to current prevailing market demands in the area. The fresh plan includes proposals for parking, landscaping and associated works.
The 7.5 acre site, which is currently vacant, is next to the new Hedgeleigh housing development, with a number of other housing schemes in the immediate area.
The Brokerstown Road site has access to a number of schools and churches, as well as Lagan Valley Hospital and Lisburn's Tesco superstore.
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The application was submitted on December 19 and followed a pre-application process initiated by the developer. The 12-week consultation period included a public event at Ballymacash Primary School on October 23.
The process led to a number of concerns expressed by residents over traffic, parking and housing density in the city.
However, the agents for the developer said that while all feedback had been considered, "in light of the existing planning consent, it is not considered necessary to significantly alter the proposals based on the issues raised at the consultation event".