Proposed Residential Development
Ashgrove Avenue, Newry


We are inviting your views on a proposal for a residential development at Ashgrove Avenue in Newry, prior to submitting an associated planning application to the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.  The draft proposals include a total of 46 dwellings, comprising 16 detached and 30 semi-detached houses. 

The site currently has an approval P/2011/1067/F for 47 dwellings, comprising 2 detached dwellings, 28 semi-detached dwellings, 9 terraced dwellings (in 3 blocks) and 8 apartments (in 4 blocks).  The proposal seeks to update and improve upon the previously approved layout and house types. The total number of dwellings is proposed to be reduced slightly from 47 to 46.  

Information about the site and proposed development is provided below, as well as details for providing comments and the next steps following this public consultation. The feedback received during this public consultation will help to inform the planning application that will subsequently be submitted to the Council.

Application Site

The application site comprises Land adjacent and to the west of Sacred Heart Grammar School, 10 Ashgrove Avenue, Newry, BT34 1PR.   A copy of the site location plan can be viewed and downloaded below.  The application site is outlined in red and the blue line refers to other land controlled by the applicant.

The Proposal

The current draft proposal includes 46 No. dwellings, comprising 16 No. detached and 30 No. semi-detached houses.  A copy of the proposed site layout plan and house types can be viewed and downloaded below.


We would appreciate any feedback you might have in response to the draft proposals. All your comments will be considered before a planning application will be submitted to the Council.

Please email all comments to, or post to:
O'Toole & Starkey Ltd, Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GB
Please also get in touch if you would like any further information.  Our full contact details are below and on our Contact page.  We are happy to facilitate video conferencing on request to discuss the proposals with members of the design team.

All comments should be provided before the end of 2nd November 2021 to ensure they are given consideration before submission of the formal planning application.

Next Steps

Following the conclusion of this pre-application public consultation, all comments will be reviewed. Once considered, relevant changes may be made to the development and all comments, including a summary of the key concerns and the applicant’s responses will be included in a Pre-Application Community Consultation Report.  This report will accompany the application submission.

Supporting technical and environmental documents will be finalised to accompany the application.  Once complete, the supporting documents and final proposed drawings will be submitted with the Pre-Application Community Consultation Report as a planning application to the Council for consideration and determination.

After the planning application has been validated, the Council will proceed with its own statutory consultation. The Council will notify the local community about the consultation and application process and how they can participate.