PLANS are progressing for a major housing development in Enniskillen that will provide scores of new family homes in the Tempo Road area.
As revealed by the Herald back in November, 64 new houses are planned for a site at Cherry Dale on the Tempo Road, close to the Cherrymount Link Roundabout.
The plans include 16 detached homes, 40 semi-detached and eight duplex apartments, with a central green area.
The plans had previously been put out to public consultation and now an official application has been lodged for the development. Architect Andrew Coulter, from ACA Architecture in Omagh, said the consultation had gone well.
“The plan was received very positively. I think a lot residents had interests in terms of family and people buying there,” he said. “It’s a great location.”
Mr Coulter said there was a demand for family homes in the area, and the mix of various types of homes on the prime residential site on the Tempo Road would cater for that market.
“We’ve been working in Enniskillen all our lives,” he said.
“What happens is in some areas, and Enniskillen particularly, there were a lot of apartments built and that saturated the market and actually changed some of the values of the properties.”
He explained: “It’s for a market that hasn’t really been provided for for a while.
“It’s dominated by family, community housing. That’s what it really is all about.
“It’s a good site, with a good backdrop on the edge of the countryside. It’s not heavily built up, and it’s not a high density development,” Mr Coulter added.
Posted: 2:58 pm August 2, 2019