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Green Light For Cascum Road, Banbridge Retail Development

Published on Thu, 18 Dec 2003
DOE Planning Service issued a decision notice on 17 December 2003 granting outline planning permission to a major new retail development at Cascum Road, Banbridge.
The scheme comprises five retail warehousing units totalling 40,160 sq. m. gross floorspace; and additional area of land to the southern side, of an already approved business park comprising 11.33 hectares of business park as a substitute for the area replaced by retail warehousing; an amended road improvement scheme to include a second road bridge over the A1; and an amended layout for the hotel, petrol station with shop and fast food outlet as a result of the altered road scheme.
Pat McBride, Planning Service Director of Operations explained:
"This scheme attracted widespread support from local politicians, Banbridge District Council and local trading organisations. It involves the extension of a previously approved business park in an accessible, strategic industrial estate to serve Banbridge."

Notes to Editors

  1. The application was for outline planning permission for the package of uses described above and relates to an area of 40.5 hectares of agricultural land to the south-east of Banbridge town, and alongside the A1 Belfast-Newry dual carriageway.
  2. Full planning permission was granted on 31 October 2002 for a proposed business park incorporating call centres, light industrial/business/workshop units, industrial units, distribution units, a hotel with bar/restaurant, a petrol service station with shop and a drive through fast food outlet.
  3. The current outline planning permission amends and extends the development granted planning permission in 2002.
  4. Further information, contact Paddy Murphy DOE Press Office tel. 028 9054 0014.
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