Major £250 Million Development Planned For Downpatrick

A multi-million pound investment bringing 1100 new homes and a distributor road planned for Downpatrick

Downpatrick-based CosyGroup has revealed plans for a major development in Downpatrick that will deliver around 1,100 new homes, local neighbourhood facilities, a school site and a new distributor road.

The proposed development for the DK07 area represents an investment of c. £250 million to deliver much-need new homes and a long-awaited distributor road linking the site from the Saul Road to the Ballyhornan Road.

A proposal of application notice (PAN) has been submitted to Newry Mourne and Down District Council for a residential mixed-use development to include c. 1,100 homes, local neighbourhood facilities, a school site (subject to need) and a new distributor road for the growing population of Downpatrick.

Philip Polly, Managing Director of CosyGroup, said: “Our proposals for the DK07 area represent a major investment in homes and infrastructure in Downpatrick.

The distributor road from the Struell Wells Road in Downpatrick may connect to the Ballyhornan Road and link to the Saul Road improving traffic flow in the town.

“Over the last number of years we have seen Downpatrick’s popularity thrive as a place to live, work and visit, and with that comes the demand for new family homes and corresponding infrastructure.

“Our proposals will see the creation of new energy efficient family homes, with all fitted with PV solar panels by our sister company CosySolar, taking a huge step towards a greener and more energy efficient future.

“Neighbourhood facilities are included to service the additional demand, in addition to the creation of a distributor road between the Saul Road and the Ballyhornan Road, something that has been discussed for many years. 

“We have been engaging with cross-party representatives in the area, and with the PAN now submitted we look forward to presenting our proposals to the community in Downpatrick.

“Over the summer months further details will be published on the pre-application community consultation process which we encourage all interested parties to take part in.”

A drop-in pre-application community consultation event will take place on Tuesday 3rd September 2024 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at St Patrick’s Golf Club, Downpatrick and a virtual consultation website will be available from Monday 2nd September to Friday 27th September at: