Archives for April 2013

April 29, 2013 - 3 comments

New house in the country approved under PPS21 Policy CTY7.

Dwellings for Non-Agricultural Business Enterprises.

Approval for a new house in the country at Glenmakeeran, Ballyvoy.

Farmers, under PPS21 are permitted one dwelling on their land every ten years. The policy's aim is to provide a home for retiring farmers,  family or workers associated with the farm. Within PPS21, policy CTY7 sets out the conditions required for a Non-Agricultural Rural Business to qualify for a dwelling associated with the business. Similar to CTY12 for Farm Dwellings, the policy recognises that Non farm related rural businesses also contribute greatly to the rural economy and therefore should be afforded similar opportunities to provide accommodation at the business for security and to assist in the running of the business. Unfortunately the Planning Department and the Planning Appeals Commission have until now, taken a very negative position regarding the implementation of this policy.

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April 12, 2013 - No Comments!

A Start & A Finish.

[h6]Kilcreg Park.[/h6]
Its always good to see a build start in decent weather. If you can get them out of the ground in good weather then the battle is half won. This contemporary house has been approved at planning for a years now and finally started a few weeks ago. Its the last remaining site in the long finished Kilcreg Park development, Ballycastle. The site is restrictive with no actual frontage onto the road bar the access and is surrounded on all sides by neighbouring dwellings. Great care had to be taken when designing the house to ensure the clients and neighbours privacy is respected while at the same time taking in the views of Knocklayde mountain and maximizing solar gain.

Front 3d View

Looking into the site.

Footings are in ready for pipework and hardcore.

Footings are in ready for pipework and hardcore.



[h6]Kilmahamogue Road Houses.[/h6]
Its good to see a house finished and ready for a family to make into a home. The house bellow is one of two houses we took from  Green field site to full planning approval. The neighbouring house was finished two years ago and is now occupied and we gained planning for the new owners to convert the attached double garage into a small bedsit and build a new single garage to the rear. This house has always been my favourite of the two and its really good to see it finished and on the market. Mc Caw Contactors did an excellent job on both houses.

Site 2 Kilmahamogue Road Finished

Site 2 Kilmahamogue Road Now Finished

Site 1 Kilmahamogue Road.

Site 1 Kilmahamogue Road Occupied & Garage converted.