A planning application has been lodged with Belfast City Council to build an ‘urban village’ on a 75-acre site off the Glen Road in West Belfast (known as Glenmona). One of the biggest residential planning applications ever submitted, the proposed development would include much-needed social and affordable housing, a hotel and retail centre, business space, and two elderly care homes.
At the heart of the concept, according to developer The Braidwater Group, would be a ‘tree lined linear corridor’ leading to an amenity and retail hub. The application also comprises 550 social housing units and a further 106 affordable houses.
The Braidwater Group’s Planning and Technical Director, Finbarr Grogan, said: “There is high demand for social and affordable housing in this area and we have had a positive engagement process with all key stakeholders, which we believe will result in a scheme that will work for the whole community in West Belfast.”