Outline planning approval has been given for a major housing scheme near Tullygoonigan outside Armagh.
An application, in the name of Bovevagh Developments Ltd, has been granted permission by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
It also includes for a separate sewerage treatment plant to serve the new development, which has Construction Information Services has estimated would cost in the region of £2 million.
The scheme would consist of 23 houses. These would be a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties.
The earmarked site – described in the submission as “agricultural land” – sits immediately west of St Colmcille’s Gaelic Football Club and the playing facilities at Ballygassoon Road, Tullygoonigan.
The papers to council say the scheme is influenced by “the need to provide quality housing in this rural setting”. It is located “adjacent to the extensive playing facilities of the local GAA club”.
The sewage treatment plant would be located in “the rear corner of the development and screen planting provided”.
All of the houses would have their own amenity space and “conveniently placed” car parking.
With outline approval now granted, the applicant can now proceed to make a submission seeking full permission to move this scheme on site.