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Outline planning permission approved for substantial new service station at Drumahoe Junction

9 February 2024

A substantial new service station in the Drumahoe area of the city has received outline planning permission at this month’s meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee. The proposed development by applicant W&J Chambers Limited will include a filling station, car wash, café, restaurant, shop, tourist information and toilet facilities. It will service the recently upgraded A6 Derry to Belfast road and include an amenity / picnic area for users and parking area for cars, motorhomes and coaches. Chair of Council’s Planning Committee, Councillor Sean Mooney, welcomed this key stage in the application process. “This approval is positive news for the city, particularly for residents in Drumahoe and commuters from Derry to Belfast,” he said. “The completed development will create jobs for the area, upgraded facilities for the residents of Drumahoe and added convenience for people travelling to and from Belfast. “Significantly, the development includes HGV or PVC rest / parking facilities which don’t currently exist anywhere else in the North West and will allow them to access secure parking during mandatory rest periods as well as shower facilities. “This development is also of vital importance in the development of the Council area as a tourism destination making it easier for coach operators to stop in the city.” Members were advised the development would provide a valuable resource for the significant number of commercial vehicle drivers who use the A6 between Belfast and the Northwest. All planning application forms, drawings, letters etc. relating to this planning application are available to view on

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