A new mushroom production facility in Augher and the construction of over 130 new homes in the Dungannon area have been given the go-ahead by Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee.
While under the new planning procedures the Council must notify the Department of the Environment about the proposal before it can issue the permission, the new mushroom production facility, represents a £2.5M investment in the County Tyrone village and will result in the creation of up to 50 new jobs.
The 130 new homes were approved for sites on the Old Eglish Road and the Killyneill Road providing a very welcome boost to the local constriction industry.
Speaking after the Committee’s April meeting, Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Martin Kearney, said:
“These latest decisions will benefit not only the Dungannon area but the whole district in terms of economic growth and the creation of additional jobs both directly and indirectly. The decisions emphasise the fact that planning at a local level can create larger scale outcomes that will benefit the entire Mid Ulster area and help to create a sustainable economy.”
For more information about the work of the Planning Committee visit www.midulstercouncil.org/planning.