Residents hoping for housing scheme amendment

CARNMONEY residents are 'hopeful' a major housing development will be amended to take in their concerns over traffic and overlooking issues.

Residents are set to meet with representatives from Oaklee Housing Association to discuss a number of concerns they have with the development of 50 homes to be built on the former Ballyduff Primary School site.

The plans have been deferred by the council for a meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 26, with officials from the council, Oaklee and residents from Ballyduff, Woodford and Knockview.

Spokesman for the residents', Roy Stewart, said: "Two storey houses are planned to be built overlooking existing bungalows, while on the other side of the development there will be bungalows built with two storey houses overlooking them.

"If they could just change the designs about, we would be much happier."

He continued: "The other issue is with the access roads. With the current plan the new road will create a rat-run for motorists, particularly at busy times.

"I have been told the number of vehicles will increase on the Knockview Road to about 400 - which is huge compared to the handful of cars that pass through now.

"There has been a huge outcry from many of the residents affected and we are hopeful that at next week's meeting Oaklee will listen to us."

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