Lunn welcomes appeal decision

Lagan Valley MLA Trevor Lunn has welcomed a decision by the Planning Appeals Commission to dismiss an appeal by Habinteg Housing to allow development on land at Gortmore Park/Ardane Gardens in Lisburn.

Trevor Lunn MLA.

“This green space was always intended to be kept as amenity land for the use of the residents of the Gortmore/Ardane/Iniscarn area and I am delighted that the Commission has upheld the decision by Lisburn and Castlereagh’s Planning Committee not to allow further housing development,” he said.

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“Residents, supported by myself and Edwin Poots, made a very effective case and this judgement means that good sense has prevailed,” Mr Lunn continued.

“The open space will now be preserved for its original purpose, as an area for the use of all residents, for recreation.”