£2.5 million scheme will provide ‘up to 40 jobs’

A REVISED scheme for the redevelopment of the existing Texaco filling station site at Doagh has been granted planning permission by the Planning Committee of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Welcoming the outcome, Committee Chairman, Alderman Philip Brett, said: “This decision is great news that will provide a significant boost for the village of Doagh.

“The approved scheme represents a further investment of some £2.5 million in the Borough by the Henderson Group, which is headquartered in Mallusk.

“The proposal will deliver a modern petrol forecourt, convenience retail and hot food facility to serve the village and the surrounding rural hinterland and includes provisions of a post office service, paypoint and ATM.

“The redevelopment of this brownfield site will also support construction jobs in the short term and on completion should provide some 35-40 full and part time jobs.”

Alderman Brett acknowledged the positive engagement by the Henderson Group in working with the Council through the planning process to bring forward a scheme that will deliver a range of benefits and help to regenerate the village.

Full details of the planning application are available to view at the Planning Portal www.planningni.gov.uk

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