Planning approval for housing scheme on site of former Tyrone County Hospital

Image produced by the developer showing the design of the new houses.
Image produced by the developer showing the design of the new houses.

THE developer behind the bid to build a housing scheme on the site of the former Tyrone County Hospital in Omagh, has secured planning permission.

South Bank Square has proposed 164 homes for the 20-acre site.

The company, which is owned by Maghera businessman Seamus Gillan, has already completely demolished the former hospital building, which closed in June 2017.

The plans provide for 55 detached and 80 semi-detached houses, along with 10 townhouses, 12 apartments and seven bungalows.

South Bank Square previously suggested it would offer a portion of the new homes to NHS staff at a reduced price.

Managing director, Martin Mallon said the building work will commence soon. The south Derry company planning to release the first phase of houses later this year.

“Securing planning permission for this new development on a prime site in Omagh is fantastic news and the result of the hard work and support of many people, including our own design team and various local stakeholders,” he said.

“This development represents a very significant investment in Omagh through the creation of high-quality homes on a strategically important edge of town site.

“We are grateful to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council for this positive decision and look forward to getting work underway.”