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Business Boosted By Planning Decisions

06 June 2018

Local businesses have been boosted by positive planning outcomes after a meeting of Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee last night (5 June 2018).

Heaney Farmhouse Brewery in Bellaghy received the green light for its proposal to create a micro brewery, tap room and exhibition space on the existing family farm, while Capital Engineering Ltd’s proposal to build an engineering workshop for the manufacture of quarry plant and general engineering purposes at Craveeney Road in Ballygawley, was also approved.

A total of 50 news houses were also approved in 3 housing developments, with 13 dwellings in Pomeroy agreed together with a further 2 schemes in Dungannon, including 16 new properties on land adjacent to the Far Circular Road and Killyman Road junction and a further 21 homes at the town’s Mullaghmore Road.

Councillor Cáthal Mallaghan, who is now beginning his second year as Chair of the Planning Committee, said:

“Mid Ulster is designated as the most entrepreneurial region here and Planning has an important role to play in ensuring sustainable economic growth through support for local enterprise, particularly in rural areas and in cases of farm diversification.

“I’m pleased equally to see housing developments continuing to come forward, helping to meet the needs of local people and a growing population”.

For more information about the work of the Planning Committee, click here.

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