The housing market in Fermanagh is on the up, as almost 150 new houses have been given the go ahead throughout the county.
Fermanagh and Omagh District council have recently granted permission for two large housing developments to go ahead in Enniskillen and Kesh.
A total of 87 houses have been approved on the Derrygonnelly Road, Enniskillen comprising 15 detached houses and 72 semi-detached houses. The development was previously objected to by residents in the area, and two petitions had been put forward against the housing development.
Meanwhile, 68 house have been approved for the village of Kesh comprising 60 semi-detached houses, and eight detached houses. The site comprises two fields in Kesh and is described as being ‘easy walking distance to the town centre.’
Speaking about the new housing development in Kesh, developer David Mahon said,
“The development will be the first of its kind on the Ederney Road side of the village, the design and layout of the houses is done in such a way to create good quality family homes with lots of green and open space.
“Kesh as a village is doing really well and we believe will continue to grow at a steady pace for the foreseeable future.
“The local community were consulted back in February 2017, the outcome was positive which was fantastic.,” Mr Mahon added.
“The site itself is within the village development limit and is very close to the centre of activity, the homes will benefit from being close to the shops, restaurants, salons and also have the feel of being in the country due to the sites design and natural surroundings.”
Sara Boyd, from Turning Point Property Sales in Enniskillen believes that there is a market and demand for these housing developments throughout Fermanagh.
“It is great to see the investors and developers back in town, however pricing and affordability is a strong denominator.
“If house prices are kept within realistic and affordable bracket I wouldn’t see any reason as to why they wouldn’t attract a high volume of purchasers. In Fermanagh, three or four bedroom bungalows and four bedroom detached homes are predominately being sought after at the moment.
“There is a strong demand for those who are looking to down size and those who have a growing family and looking for extra space.”