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Plans to build close to 200 homes in Portadown given thumbs-up

The major new development will be built in the vicinity of Bracken Meadows and Lisnisky Lane

A major housing development of close to 200 new homes has been given the go-ahead in Portadown.

The development will be built in the vicinity of Bracken Meadows and Lisnisky Lane.

The residential development will include 105 detached and 92 semi-detached homes, as well as 197 single garages, car parking, landscaping and all associated site and access work.

The planning application was lodged by Dani Sterling, of May Street, Belfast, on behalf of Michael Hannah, Annaghmore Road, Portadown.

The site will be accessed via the internal road which serves Bracken Road and the other surrounding developments.

ABC Council’s planning officers said they were of the opinion that the proposed development will “not represent an incongruous and/or visually dominant form of development to the detriment of the existing visual resource”.

Their official report added: “The proposal offers a comprehensive scheme of planting, including 35 new extra heavy standard trees, 62 heavy standard trees, 81 semi-mature trees planted throughout the site, and a substantial shrub planting and hedge planting scheme which is proposed throughout the site.

“The proposal also offers an extensive woodland planting scheme around the perimeter of the site. This separation distance and mature woodland will mitigate against any potential overlooking for prospective and existing residents.

“Officers can confirm that the proposed use of materials, smooth render and red facing clay brick walls with dark grey roof tiles will be in keeping with the wider residential area.

“Officers can also confirm that the form and detailing of the proposed dwellings is respectful of the surrounding general character of dwellings.”

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