Radius given go-ahead for £11.5m Portstewart housing development
SOCIAL home provider Radius has secured planning permission for an £11.5 million development in Portstewart.
Causeway Coast and Glens Council has signed off on 87 new homes for the north Antrim town.
The project, which will be constructed by Braidwater subsidiary BW Social Affordable Housing, will consist of 20 apartments, nine townhouses, 54 semi-detached houses and four detached homes. Some 12 of the 87 new homes will be sold as affordable homes.
Work is expected to begin on the Portstewart site in late 2019, with the project due to take just under three years.
Radius Housing's development director Anita Conway, said: “We have been proactively seeking a mixed tenure development opportunity in the area for some time now given the high level of housing need locally and also the challenges facing first time buyers.”
Development director of Braidwater Group Vincent Bradley added: “At BW Social Affordable Housing, we are looking forward to working with Radius Housing to begin work on this development, which has wide support from local councillors, MLAs and the Causeway Coast Communities Forum.
“Our plan will play a role in ensuring that, for the first time in many years, the housing waiting list in the Portstewart area will be reduced.
“A wide range of housing needs will be met with high quality social and affordable housing and the site is ideally situated close to shops, bus routes and health services. We would like to thank the public for their supportive input at our consultation events.”