Eglinton builder to build huge new neighbourhood

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Eglinton builder Moore Construction has been granted permission to build a new neighbourhood comprising 1,500 new homes, with room for a new school, shops and play facilities, on a massive site on the northern outskirts of Londonderry.

Derry City and Strabane District Council has issued Outline Planning Approval for up to 1,500 new dwellings and associated facilities, zoned as H1B in the Derry Area Plan 2011, on lands at Galliagh, north of the Skeoge Link Road.

Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council John Kelpie said: “This is a very welcome planning decision of our new Council which will bring a substantial boost to the local economy within the city.

“It will provide a well-planned neighbourhood, with a varied mix of housing units to cater for all the future residents and provide local shops and services, a school and a neighbourhood centre. These will all be choreographed with well-placed public open space and children’s play areas to create an exciting living place for years to come.”

This new neighbourhood will tie in with the already approved housing for the adjacent zoned lands at H1B/C, which now has had several planning permissions granted and construction of several hundred much-needed homes is ongoing. Now that this outline planning permission has been granted for a further 1,500 houses, the Council expects further detailed planning applications to be submitted in the near future, so that construction can commence thereafter.