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Green light for 266 new homes as Mid Ulster committee meets again

Words: Roger Milne
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Proposals for more than 260 new homes were approved this week at the first meeting of Mid Ulster District Council’s planning committee since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

In all, 266 dwellings were given the go-ahead, including a 76-unit development at Clogher and a 39-home scheme at Cookstown.

Committee chair Sean McPeake said: “The positive decisions made at the meeting demonstrate that the council’s planning committee continues to provide the green light to sustainable development proposals, which in turn will protect and safeguard our economy, as well as many local jobs.”

Two other local authorities have also held their first planning committee sessions since lockdown began over the past 10 days.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council held a socially distanced meeting that went into a second day on 28 May, while Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council live-streamed its meeting earlier this week (2 June).    

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