Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planners are currently considering an application to build five homes in Craigavon.
Lodged by agent Doherty Architectural Services, on behalf of applicant Windsor Developments, the application seeks permission to build one pair of semi-detached homes and three detached homes at lands north west of No.50 and north east of No.56 Drumnagoon Road, Portadown.
According to the application, the 0.271 hectare site is currently vacant land and will require the construction of a new access to a public road for both pedestrians and vehicles.
The development will be connected to the mains for its water supply and the disposal of its foul sewage while any surface water collected will be disposed of via a connection to the storm sewer.
While noting there is available capacity at the waste water treatment works, NI Water is recommending the application is refused, subject to the applicant engaging with the sole provider of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland.
Explaining why refusal of the application has been recommended, NI Water’s consultation response states there is “no public foul sewer within 20m of the proposed development boundary” and that an assessment has indicated “network capacity issues” which could result in a “detrimental effect to the environment and detrimental impact on existing properties”.
The consultation response does however conclude that if the applicant does engage with NI Water it “may reconsider its recommendation”.
DfI Roads has offered no objection to the proposal.
Lodged and validated on Monday, June 26, the application’s neighbour consultation period expired on Friday, July 14 with its standard consultation period set to expire on Friday, July 21.
The application will be advertised until Friday, July 28.