East Street Social Housing, Newtownards

This proposal is for full planning permission for the erection of 17 social housing units (11 apartments, 6 houses) on lands at 56-60 East St, Newtownards, with 4 units to be adapted for wheelchair users.


AKM Developments




East Street, Newtownards



East Street
East Street

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The proposal also includes associated access, parking and landscaping.

The site was formerly derelict terraced housing with existing planning approval for 25 apartments.

The planning application was submitted on behalf of applicant AKM Developments, a renowned social housing developer.

Issues Encountered

  • No zoning designation
  • Requirement for an Ecological Assessment including a Bat Survey
  • Requirement for a Drainage Assessment

Gravis Planning submitted the project's planning application to Ards and North Down Borough Council and provided strategic planning advice as it made its way through the planning system.

Planning approval was obtained in April 2021.

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