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Approval for 136 new homes at former St Patrick’s Barracks site in Ballymena


It has been revealed that the green light has been given for almost 140 new homes for the former St Patrick’s Barracks site in Ballymena.


Causeway Coast Community reported this afternoon that a planning application for 136 social housing and affordable properties was given the go-ahead at a meeting on Thursday morning of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Planning Committee.


According to the report the new properties will comprised 104 detached and semi-detached houses, with 32 apartments in four blocks. Access will be provided at Demesne Avenue and a new northern link road with a play area at the Demesne Avenue entrance.


Radius Housing’s £20 million development forms part of the ‘masterplan’ for the former St. Patrick’s Army Barracks which has been left vacant for quite a number of years.


The housing development is part of a regeneration plan for the overall site which will include a new leisure centre.


Commenting on the project previously, Anita Conway, Director of Development at Radius Housing, said:


“Radius Housing is delighted to be involved in this large housing led strategic project which we believe will positively benefit the Ballymena community and beyond.”