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Ministerís new-build saved

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Ministerís new-build saved thumbnailThe retirement home of Rev Hemphill which is situated on Baranailt Road Limavady, which Causeway Coast and Glens councillors have ruled, should not be demolished

A MINISTER'S retirement home in Limavady should not be demolished after enforcement action was brought against it, Causeway Coast and Glens councillors have ruled. Committee members were advised to refuse planning permission for the storey-and-a-half building on the Baranailt Road at last Wednesday's Planning Committee meeting.
They were told that a number of changes had been made to the development with these in breach of the terms agreed when permission was initially granted.
The scale of the house, the height it reaches into the skyline, and the fact the foundations were rotated a full 90 degrees before construction work began were some of the key sticking points raised by planners.
“The principle of development in the countryside has not been met," Planning Officer Shane Mathers told the meeting.
“The scale and massing of the dwelling which has been constructed on site, coupled with the significant alteration to the ground levels, have created a highly prominent feature in the landscape with the main body of the house extending into the skyline.

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