347 new homes on the way

IN November 1972 another big housing programme for Lisburn was announced.

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive gave approval for the provision of 374 houses, a tenants club room, an estate maintenance office and three shops at Ballymacoss, about two miles west of the town centre.

The scheme would be phased in three stages due to incomplete sewerage facilities and water supplies but work on the initial stage - 170 houses - would start in April 1973. The development would cater for a population of 1,737 and provision was made for 395 cars.