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Portadown’s social housing needs on the up with proposals for 13 new homes

It follows plans late last year by the Portadown-based applicant for eight properties - including wheelchair accessible apartments - in the same area

Much-needed social housing provision could be given another boost with proposals for a fresh development in Portadown.

A total of 13 properties is planned on what is described currently as a “greenfield site”.

An application for permission to proceed with development has been submitted by Arbour Housing to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for consideration.

It details a total of 13 units in a variety of styles and sizes.

The scheme would see the construction of 10 three-person, two-bedroom semi-detached homes, two five-person, three-bedroom semi-detached units and one five-person, three-bedroom wheelchair accessible house.

The exact location is given as being on “lands approximately 50m north west of 34-36 Ballyoran Manor, Drumcree Road, Portadown”.

The proposals also detail associated site works.

Planning approval had previously been given for such a scheme at this location back in 2006 but the development did not materialise.

This fresh applications details “minor amendments to the house types” passed back then, with “no changes to the road layout” detailed.

This application follows another late last year for social housing on “lands approximately 105m north west of 34-36 Ballyoran Manor”.

Also submitted by the Portadown-based Arbour Housing, that project would comprise four three-person two-bedroom apartments, as well as two two-person one-bedroom apartments.

In addition, there would be two wheelchair accessible apartments, designed for three people and boasting two bedrooms.

This new submission will be publicly advertised shortly.

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