Plans for 350 new homes in ‘village’ close to Northway

An impression of one of the houses which may be built at the new Carnreagh Village

An impression of one of the houses which may be built at the new Carnreagh Village

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Plans for a massive new urban village in the middle of Craigavon, creating more than 350 new homes, have been submitted to council.

The planning application is for 355 homes, consisting of 87 detached and 268 semi-detached houses.

It is to be known as Carnreagh Village and is expected to cost at least £35 million.

Stephen Blayney of Coogan and Co Architects said it would also include employing a ‘substantial’ workforce.

The firm behind the application is Windsor Developments.

The new village is to be created on land close to Lidl on vacant fields west of Carnreagh and Mandeville Manor and including land at Drumnagoon Road. This is close to the Northway at Lidl and the new cinema.

The plans include landscaping and car parking. Also in the pipeline is a ‘linear park’ interweaving the road network and providing a pedestrian pathway for locals and runners etc.

Disabled access and children’s safety has also been taken into account in the designs.

Roads are designed to reduce speed and allow people to walk, relax and play in the streets.

The application was received by ABC Council on April 2 and documents have been submitted to NI Transport Craigavon Office, the NI Environment Agency, the environmental health department of ABC Council and NI Water.