Plans in motion to build 650 new homes in west Belfast
The Braidwater Group has launched plans for a new "urban village" with 650 homes on an 85-acre site in west Belfast.
The firm plans to start building social and affordable housing next year on the site off the Glen Road known as Glenmona.
There would also be commercial and community facilities on the site.
The land already has outline planning consent for mixed-use development.
The Braidwater Group, which is based in Co Londonderry, has said it will now start a consultation into its plans.
It aims to obtain planning permission in September next year.
Vincent Bradley, development director of The Braidwater Group, said: "We have the resources, experience and expertise to deliver a positive future for Glenmona.
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"The Braidwater Group has a proven track record of bringing about the complex elements required to follow through on all commitments, planning requirements, social clauses and commercial developments.
"We will submit plans for approximately 650 new homes and estimate that we will obtain planning approval in September 2020.
"We would hope to commence building in late 2020.
"While we have had strong community engagement throughout the acquisition process, we will now initiate a more widespread stakeholder consultation process to ensure our plans are well understood and aligned to community needs."
Apex Housing Association will manage the renting of social homes and also provide affordable housing for sale.