The government planning committee has approved the development of 155 homes being built at fields at Ballakilley in Rushen.
Heritage Homes’ application (13/00777/B) for 155 dwellings of various house types, from large family homes to sheltered accommodation, as well as public open space suitable for sport and recreational use together with an extension to the cemetery was this week approved – subject to the developer entering into a legal agreement to provide affordable housing as part of the development.
Affordable housing can be first-time-buyer housing or public sector housing.
Heritage Homes submitted its planning application after negotiations with the Ballakilley Working Party – which includes the Rushen MHKs, and representatives of Rushen Parish Commissioners, Port Erin Commissioners, Port St Mary Commissioners, Rushen Burial Authority, SPort Erin and Southern Nomads Rugby Club. The developer and the owners of the land, the trustees of the Elizabeth Clucas Trust, gave an undertaking that over 17 acres of public space would be provided alongside the proposed residential development.