Full planning permission for the transformation of the massive Arntz site at Pennyburn has been granted by Derry & Strabane’s Planning Committee.
The range of developments planned for the vacant site could lead to the creation of over 330 jobs once it is built and a further 200 to 300 more construction jobs. Part of the medical building proposed for the Arntz site. The applicant had sought permission for a medical facility, superstore, restaurant, filling station and other facilities at the 15 acre site were endorsed by the Committee after being recommended for approval by planners. The planned facilities on the plot off the Buncrana Road will be accessed via Pennyburn Industrial Estate and Pennyburn Pass. ADVERTISING The amended plans, lodged by the applicant Arntz Belting Company Ltd through its agent McGurran Associates, include a 6,901 square metre NHS Medical Hub housing GPs and Practice Nurses, Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Home Help/ Support Staff. They also include a 5,574 sqm foodstore unit. The Derry site comprises both the former Arntz Belting factory and the former Eurocentre site.