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Multi-million pound redevelopment plans could transform Armagh eyesore

A self-contained community – consisting of homes, industry and retail – could be developed on the outskirts of Armagh.

A multi-million pound development plan is in the pipeline for a substantial site at Keady Road.

The location in question is the former Armagh Integrated College base, an ill-fated school which closed back in 2009 after only five years.

The site had been advertised extensively for sale over recent years and it is now understood that a buyer has been found.

And proposals for the site are to be unveiled at a public information event to take place in the Armagh City Hotel on Wednesday, February 7.

It is understood that the intention is to build somewhere in the region of 50 new homes, consisting of a mix of styles.

In addition to that, a creche facility would be constructed.

Some industrial units would also feature as part of the future intentions for the site.

And anyone taking up residence in the new housing created will not have to travel far for their every day needs!

For, central to the overall scheme, is a filling station complete with shop development.

A substantial jobs boost for the area would be expected throughout the construction phases and full-time roles created when the retail and industrial elements are completed and fully operational.

Access to the impressive development will be constructed off the Keady Road to the site and landscaping carried out too.

The public information event will gauge public reaction and it is expected that a formal planning application will be submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for consideration at a later date.

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