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Plans unveiled for major new housing development

A SIGNIFICANT new housing development could be in the pipeline for Irvinestown. If given the green light by planners, a development of 70 houses could transform the future property offering in the area. 
The application recently lodged sets out plans for a housing development on the Ardlougher Road. The proposed development is understood to refer to plans for 70 units comprising of 14 detached, 56 semi-detached and seven domestic garages, including modification of Ardlougher Road/Lisnarick Road junction.
Commenting on the proposed development local Councillor Diana Armstrong said, “Irvinestown is a busy bustling market town. This application has just come in and I see there are neighbourhood notifications, that process has to be gone through. 
“There is some housing demand in Irvinestown, but I would need to be satisfied that this would meet the demand for that housing. I am happy to assess it as it goes along, bearing in mind that it is out for notification and will be subject to statutory checks and consultations.”
Cllr John McClaughry spoke about recent development in the Irvinestown area. He said, “It’s good to see interest in new development in the area. Irvinestown has a growing population. There are a lot of families who choose to live in Irvinestown as they can travel to either Enniskillen or Omagh from the area quite easily. This gives people more scope in relation to jobs as nowadays both members of the family tend to work to meet costs. 
“This proposed development, would be just off the Lisnarick Road. You are just moving out in to the country there. Irvinestown is developing quite well, with a development behind what would have been the old Daintyfit factory almost finished.”
The future of the proposed development is yet to be decided as planners are to consider the application for planning permission before reaching a decision. 

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