Ambitious housing plan for Bessbrook village

May 23, 2016

A multi-million pound housing development is being planned for Bessbrook village by award winning property group, Lotus Homes NI.

The ambitious proposals are for 246 new homes to be built on a site at McKnights Hill, to the rear of Derramore Crescent and Terrace and west of Brooklawns – including the entire area stretching as far as the Bessbrook River.

A planning application for a mix of 166 semi-detached and 80 detached homes is currently under consideration by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

The proposal shows all homes would be complete with garages and private driveways as well as a new right-hand turning lane and site access from McKnights Hill, along with associated site works and a children’s play area.

Lotus Homes is the developer behind the highly sought after Mill Meadows development on the Millvale Road and has won the ‘Residential Development of the Year’ award for its Lotus Village, based on the site of a former shoe factory on the Newry Road, Banbridge, last year.

If approved, the Bessbrook plan will also represent a major boost to the local construction industry.