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Sam Foster Welcomes Environmentally Friendly £100 Million Housing Development

Published on Fri, 16 Jun 2000
Minister for the Environment, Mr Sam Foster, welcomed the commitment to the environment in Northern Ireland's largest single private housing development, costing around £100 million at Glengormley.
In commenting on the 150-acre site, to be called Mayfield Garden Village, Mr Foster said: "It is a given fact that thousands of new homes will have to be built in the next 15 years to meet demand. As Minister for the Environment, I want to ensure that this is done in a people-friendly and environmentally friendly way.
"Planners in the DOE are helping developers to deliver this quality through a new guide called 'Creating Places.'
"Mayfield Garden Village, in accommodating 1100 homes in the next 7 years, will have 2000 trees, significant open space and children's play areas, and miles of cycle paths. It is my view that this new development is an opportunity to illustrate how the theory of Creating Places can be put into practice."

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