One of the most valuable residential sites in Northern Ireland will shortly commence construction. We secured reserved matters approval for 140 houses on the former Showgrounds site at Balmoral for our client, the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) prior to Christmas.
Developers Blue Horizon Developments / Hilmark Homes have secured the opportunity to develop the site and are presently out to tender with contractors prior to a start on site of a first phase of 19 dwellings fronting Harberton Park. It is anticipated that construction could commence as early as June 2015.
The site will deliver a quality housing development that reflects this highly desirable location and will positively respond to the attractive detached and semi-detached housing style in the wider area.
Given the rather limited extent of larger residential sites in recent years it is great to have secured this high profile permission for the RUAS who will be utilising the receipt from the site to fund its relocation plans to its new Balmoral Park home at Maze Long Kesh.