New residential and employment-led development proposed for former Rolls Royce factory site in Dundonald 

Lagmar Properties Ltd has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council for the delivery of a mixed-use development on the former Rolls Royce factory site on the Carrowreagh Road in Dundonald. This new scheme will seek to provide an important local employment contribution to the area via the proposed light industrial units and retail units.

The mixed-use scheme proposes a residential development component of circa 154 homes, accompanied by around 42,000 sq ft of employment space and a local centre that will include retail units, a petrol filling station, and designated car parking.

The Dunonald development will provide a number of economic benefits including the creation of construction jobs as well as future employment generated from the proposed retail and industrial offering.  

The residential component of the Carrowreagh development will comprise a mix of apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached homes. The final mix of the dwellings will continue to evolve through the consultation and application processes, however, it is anticipated that a proportion of the apartments will provide accommodation targeted at people aged over 55 years old and key workers.

A spokesperson on behalf of Lagmar Properties Ltd, commented:

“We are delighted to announce our plans to develop a vibrant development in Dundonald that will integrate high quality residential homes and also deliver employment uses. The former Rolls Royce Factory or TK ECC complex closed almost 17 years ago. It is our ambition to regenerate the once-active lands to create an attractive new living complex with ample benefits for future residents and the surrounding community.”

Designed by Like Architects, the scheme will also include a number of retail units and a petrol filling station to help meet local demand for neighbourhood conveniences.

Further details of the proposals will be presented during the upcoming pre-application community consultation. In light of the current covid-19 social distancing restrictions, and in line with government regulations, the community consultation for the proposed homes will take place using a mix of digital and remote platforms to encourage the public to provide their opinions on the plans.

Angela Wiggam from the project’s planning team at Turley commented:

“We welcome the opportunity to support Lagmar Properties Ltd in the planning of this high calibre mixed use development. The proposals provide the opportunity to deliver significant benefits through the creation of new employment opportunities from the local neighbourhood centre and light industrial units, as well as providing a range of house types designed to cater for housing demand in the locality. We would like to invite as many members of the local community as possible to get involved in the consultation and have their say on these proposals.”

The consultation website, www.carrowreaghdevelopment.com, will go live on 28th October 2020 and a series of digital public information events using Zoom will take place on Wednesday 4th November 2020 from 10am – 11am and from 6pm-7pm, and on Thursday 4th November 2020 at 1pm 2pm. Members of the community are also invited to provide feedback on the plans using the consultation hotline 0808 1688 296 or by emailing  carrowreaghdevelopment@turley.co.uk. Printed information leaflets will also be distributed in the local area in due course and printed information packs will be available in the coming weeks.

The closing date for the public consultation is Thursday 19th November 2020 ahead of a major planning application submission later this year.

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