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Ballymagroarty Community hub gets planning green light

08 October 2020

Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee today approved full planning permission for a new Community Hub and Creche facility for the Ballymagroarty area of Derry.

 

Members of the committee heard and viewed details of the proposal that was submitted by HMD Architects on behalf of Derry City and Strabane District Council. The proposed community hub and crèche will be located at the Surestart site at 1 Ringford Road in Derry and on land currently occupied by a children’s play park.

 

Planning officers at the meeting outlined how the proposal consists of two elements, a crèche with associated internal play area, offices and meeting space and a community hub that will provide a multi-purpose hall, community meeting room, computer suite, health education suite, social area, offices and kitchen.

 

The Chairperson of the Planning Committee Cllr Christopher Jackson welcomed the decision to approve the application saying the provision of a community hub and crèche in the Ballymagroarty area of the city was excellent news for those living and working in this part of the city.

 

He said the proposed community hub would greatly assist in providing much needed facilities and that would be widely utilised in the wider community.

 

He said the new Community hub will permit a wide range of co-ordinated services to operate under one roof. He added that it was positive news that the site would be regenerated into a new and modern facility.

 

All planning application forms, drawings, letters etc. relating to this planning application are available to view onwww.planningni.gov.uk.

This month’s Planning Committee was held virtually and was broadcast live to the public on https://derrycityandstrabanedistrict.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Anyone looking for planning information on application forms, planning fees and planning applications are encouraged to visit the planning portal:www.planningni.gov.uk/public-access-info or contact the service directly by contacting 028 71 253253.