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Road Junction Improvements agreed as part of Housing Planning Approval
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Road Junction Improvements agreed as part of Housing Planning Approval

September 5, 2018

At the September meeting of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Planning Committee, it was unanimously agreed to grant planning permission to 297 dwellings, comprising  of mixed house types, landscaping, parking and associated site and access works at Brokerstown Village, as part of phase 2 of LD1: Lands to the North of Woodbrook Glen and Alder Way, Lisburn.

Speaking after the decision, Chairman of the LD1 Brokerstown Lands Cross Party Steering Group, Alderman William Leathem, said that he noted the planning decision, welcoming the commitment made to road improvements along the Ballinderry, Knockmore and Prince William junctions which must be made before any new homes are occupied.

“This new housing development will not only provide much needed new quality and sustainable homes for Lisburn, including a play area and designed green open spaces, but also will ensure the completion of outstanding works at Woodbrook along the Brokerstown Road, as well as ensuring  that road junction improvements will now be undertaken as soon as possible, with priority being given to the Ballinderry Road and Knockmore Road junction.

“The Council through its Steering Group has been working hard with all relevant developers, the community and the Department For Infrastructure to resolve the road issues in this part of North Lisburn.  A number of conditions on the major planning approval will ensure that key road improvements are delivered before any further occupancy of new homes.   

“These improvements are expected to be completed within the next 12 months and I am very pleased that progress is finally being made on this very important issue,” said Alderman Leathem.

Vice Chair of the Steering Group, Councillor Amanda Grehan, also welcomed the developer’s commitment to addressing the community’s long-standing concerns. “ I am confident having heard the developer’s submission that, at last, we will get the much anticipated and long-campaigned for progress in and around the Brokerstown developments,” said Councillor Grehan.

Lagan Homes are delighted with the approval of the 2014 Reserved Matters application for the Brokerstown Development. The approval of this application allows for the commencement of the long awaited junction improvements and work will commence simultaneously on the first junction improvement at the Ballinderry Road/Knockmore junction.

As part of the overall Brokerstown development all the developers would like to thank the efforts of local Councillors, the Steering Group, the MP and MLAs in working with both Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Road Service in resolving a number of long standing issues.

The developers will be working closely with Road Service around the sequencing and timing of infrastructure works in order to limit disturbance to normal traffic patterns in and around Lisburn whilst these improvements are put in place. We look forward to opening up this site which will employ around 100 people over the next 8 years.