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Plans approved for apartments at Ebrington

07 October 2021
Derry City and Strabane District Council's Planning Committee has approved plans for 55 apartments located at Ebrington.
The development will include the refurbishment of 117 Ebrington to provide 41 new units contained within four new build blocks, with a mixture of 31 two bed units and 10 one bed units. 118 Ebrington will provide 14 two bed units and plans also include three bin stores, an access road, associated car parking, bicycle stands, entrance pillars and landscaped communal areas.
The former Barracks site is located in the north-eastern corner of the Ebrington site, fronting onto St Columb's Road and Limavady Road.
Planning officers informed members that the proposal had been considered in respect of the requirements of the Derry Area Plan (DAP 2011), SPPS, PPS 2, 3, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 15, consultation responses and matters raised in representation received from the Housing Executive.
During the meeting, members also gave Listed Building Consent for alteration to building 117 and its subdivision into eight apartments. Members were told that that proposal had been considered in respect of the requirements of the SPPS and PPS 6 and officers had also consulted with and taken into consideration Historic Buildings consultation response with regards ​to the application for Listed Building consent, finding that it was in accordance with planning policy and would ensure the upkeep and survival of this important Listed building.
Following unanimous support for the applications, Cllr Philip McKinney, Chair of the Planning Committee, welcomed the approval, saying it was another important step in the development of the Ebrington site which is a key part of the city's infrastructure.
He praised the plans which he said will provide further housing for the Waterside area and enhance Ebrington as an attractive site for living and for businesses.
The October Planning Committee meeting was held in the Guildhall and attended by members of the Planning Committee and officials only and broadcast live to the public and media via the Council's YouTube channel.