Maghera business man behind £100million new homes plan

Friday 13th a good day for Derry L-R Seamus Gillan (South Bank Sq), Brian Kelly (Turley), John Quinn (ASI Architect) submit �100m plans for new homes, outside the Guildhall.
Friday 13th a good day for Derry L-R Seamus Gillan (South Bank Sq), Brian Kelly (Turley), John Quinn (ASI Architect) submit �100m plans for new homes, outside the Guildhall.

A Maghera business man is behind plans for 800 new homes at Crescent Link in Derry- the largest private development in the city since the property crash.

Seamus Gillan has said the £100m project said that it will secure 90 construction jobs year-on-year over the next decade - if given the green light.

A planning application for the major construction initiative has now been lodged with Derry City and Strabane District Council.

The investment by Maghera-based firm South Bank Square, proposes a new neighbourhood at Ballyoan, next to Crescent Link and Clooney Road.

The developer behind the plans is urging city planners to make a swift decision on the project.

Managing Director of the company, Seamus Gillan, said: “This is an exciting urban development that will deliver quality family homes in a neighbourhood environment that will include community, retail and business facilities, as well as new local play areas and public space.

“We are very pleased to have received extremely constructive and positive feedback in consultation with local residents, and potential home-owners.”

Brian Kelly, Director of Turley, lead planner for South Bank Square, added: “Our proposed neighbourhood could assist in meeting the demand for family homes, single households and older people.

“It is therefore important that planners process this application quickly to ensure this demand is met.”