Green light for redevelopment of Carryduff Shopping Centre

An artist's impression of what the redevelopment at Carryduff Shopping Centre may look like

PLANS for the redevelopment of Carryduff Shopping Centre have received the green light from planners.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council have approved plans at the Church Road site for a mixed used development, which is set to see Lidl set up operations alongside a range of other retail units and residential accommodation.

The major application from Belfast based Kilmona Property Ltd, who lists property developer Patrick Kearney as a director, was submitted on December 13 2016 and is for the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a 2,512 square metre retail sales area, office units along with associated car parking and landscaping.

Carryduff Shopping Centre opened in the late 1980s, but suffered after its anchor tenant Supervalu chose to move out in 2013 as a result of reduced footfall.

The 1.48 hectare site now is largely vacant, with hopes the new development will pave the way for regeneration in the area.

A previous application for the centre to be demolished and mixture of flats and retails unit to be built was submitted in 2007 and approved in 2012. However, the development never progressed.

The latest application was approved at Monday afternoon's meeting of the planning committee of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council after consideration of all relevant material.

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