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Plans for multi-million Armagh development – including Eurospar – to be unveiled this week

Plans for a multi-million development, including a Eurospar just off the the Hamiltonsbawn Road in Armagh, are to be unveiled this week.

Armagh I first revealed plans for the site in the Orangefield area of the city – which will include a range of new shops, a filling station, fast food takeaway and industrial units – last month.

Should the proposals, which have been lodged on behalf of Mark Shilliday, get the green light, the development will be known as Ballynahonemore Neighbourhood Centre.

The works would involve the demolition of the existing Today’s Local shop, as well as a neighbouring house and industrial unit.

But a state-of-the-art mixed-use development would transform the area, representing a huge boost to the local economy and creating multiple jobs.

The site is also sited close to the preferred East-link road project, which would connect the Newry and Portadown Roads, although funding for that long-muted project remains a distant prospect.

The plans will be put on show at a public information event in the Armagh City Hotel on Thursday, where members of the public will have the opportunity to offer their views.

The expansive site runs from the rear of the MOT Centre, with the exact location described in papers as “lands adjacent and to and east of 10 Ballyhonemore Road, Armagh”.

Armagh Orangefield Eurospar development

The development site stretches to over 32,000 sq ft.

The plans at this stage are for a major mixed-use development after various properties – including the existing shop – are demolished.

If successful, the intention is for a new filling station style enterprise that would comprise a “new neighbourhood shop”, together with petrol forecourt, covered by a canopy.

There would also be three new shops – including a hot food takeaway – built within the site.

And on top of all that, it is intended to construct seven of what are being described as “light industrial/trade counter units” too.

The development would also include car parking to facilitate customers, staff and visitors, with a proposed new access on to the Ballynahonemore Road.

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