Councillors opposed to apartments plan
ANTRIM councillors have voiced their opposition to a new housing development in the borough.
Planners last week signalled their intention to approve plans for a development on a site adjacent to the Seven Mile Straight and Abbeyview.
The plans by EASSDA, which were originally submitted back in 2006, will see 41 apartments builts on the site.
However, local councillors voiced their concerns that despite “strong objection” to the plans - including 217 objection letters - planners had given the project the go-ahead.
Speaking at last Thursday’s Public Services Committee, Councillor Trevor Clarke said: “This approval does not say much about the strong objections with 217 objectors.”
He added that “there’s not much council can do” in the wake of the Planning Service’s decision.
Cllr. Clarke asked members to agree that it be recorded that Antrim Council had refused to accept the approval even though this would have no impact on the Planning Service’s decision.
His proposal was backed by fellow DUP councillor Roy Thompson and agreed by the committee members.
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