18th June 2020
We are thrilled to receive approval from Derry City and Strabane District Council for our new residential-led mixed use development on the lands of the former Adria Factory in Strabane. The £20 million development will comprise158 homes as well as community facilities, small business units, a children’s Play Park and high quality open space.
The proposal, which was granted permission at the Council’s virtual planning committee meeting in June, will bring the long-term vacant brownfield site at Beechmount Avenue back into use by delivering a new, high quality, residential-led mixed-use development.
Our Chief Executive said“We are delighted to see Derry City and Strabane District Council approve and support our proposals to create an excellent living environment for prospective residents and deliver much-needed social housing for Strabane. There has been a lack of new social housing in Strabane in the past ten years and we welcome the opportunity to help reduce housing stress with this high quality and vibrant residential-led development.”
The former Adria Factory, which specialised in manufacturing hosiery, was previously located on the site and following its closure, the lands have been vacant for more than 13 years.
Following the approval from the planning committee, and with consideration of the wider context of the COVID-19 outbreak, Habinteg Housing Association will examine the most appropriate timeframes for the delivery of the development in the coming weeks.
Sam McKee from the project’s planning consultancy, Turley commented: ““We are thrilled to have supported Habinteg Housing Association in achieving planning permission for the exciting housing development in Strabane. We hope this major residential-led development will contribute to reducing the stress on housing waiting lists and provide future residents with comfortable and modern homes.”