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Planners give go-ahead for phase three of popular Deanery Demesne development

This phase introduces two new house types - a four-bed detached home and a three-bed townhouse

The latest phase of the Deanery Demesne housing development in Armagh has been approved by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Chapter 3 of the development was given the go-ahead at Tuesday’s planning committee meeting, and work is set to begin at the end of this year.

The application, submitted in October 2021, is for 72 new houses. They will consist of three and four-bedroom homes to include townhouse, semi-detached and detached.

Ryan McAtavey, principal architect at McAtavey Architects, who have been appointed to deliver the remaining phases of the development, outlined the details.

He said: “Phase 3 will infill the development area between the recently constructed dwellings in Phases 1 and 2, and the existing dwellings at Sperrin Park.

“The overarching design concept was to provide an attractive, high-quality residential development that maximises privacy for existing and future residents.

“This phase of the development introduces two new house types; a new four-bed detached dwelling and a three-bed townhouse, each of which have been designed in the Georgian style of architecture that Armagh is synonymous with.

“A large mix of dwellings are arranged around a central ‘village green’, comprising a children’s play area and high-quality landscaping throughout.”

Previous phases of the development have been hugely popular, with Hannath Estate Agents in Portadown seeing buyers camp out overnight to secure their preferred site.

Alastair Glass, managing director of Hannath, said: “Deanery Demesne is as high a quality of new home that you will see and the demand for these houses is exceptional.

“We have been collecting names of interested buyers for several weeks already so this latest good news will be a big lift to the buyers chomping at the bit wanting to buy.

“Buyers and visitors to ‘the Deanery’ widely comment on the space and mature surroundings before they even enter a home, so having seen the plans I have no doubt the same continuity and the same high quality and attention to detail from the builder TValley Construction will continue into the latest chapter in the Deanery story.”

The first stage of the development consisted of 55 homes – 50 semi-detached and five detached – and went on sale in August 2019.

Given the demand, a planning application for the second phase – a total of 53 properties – was submitted sooner than originally expected. They went on sale in the summer of 2020.

Anyone interested in the latest phase can contact Alastair at Hannath on 028 3839 9911 or and keep an eye on the Hannath social media channels for more information expected this summer.


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