Delamont Consultation To Take Place Later In November

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Residents invited to hear new development plans for Delamont.

Newry Mourne and Down District Council is inviting all local residents and Delamont Country Park users to attend a drop-in session to hear development proposals for the future improvement of the park.

At the launch of the Delamont proposal in August 2018 were the then council chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin with staff and Councillors from Newry Mourne and Down District Council to announce new plans to create a Masterplan for the development of Delamont Country Park. L-R: Andy Patterson, current Council Director for Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism, Sarah Nobel, Outdoor Recreation NI, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman for 2018, Cllr Mark Murnin, Cllr Robert Burgess, retired Cllr Harry Harvey, Cllr Terry Andrews, Cllr William Walker and Ellen Brennan, Rowallene DEA Coordinator.

The event will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019, from 11am to 3pm and attendees will have a chance to hear and provide feedback about the exciting proposals from the Council to improve the Park’s trails, interpretation signs, viewpoint and visitor welcome.

Council Chairperson Councillor Charlie Casey said: “Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough and surrounded by 200 acres of magnificent scenery, Delamont Country Park provides great opportunities to reconnect with the outdoors. 

Cllr Charlie Casey, chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council.

“As the region continues to grow as a visitor destination, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is eager to continue investing in Delamont Country Park for both the local community and visitors to enjoy.

“Over the past 12 months the Council has been reviewing and consulting on how Delamont should be developed. With innovative proposals now in place, I encourage people to attend our drop-in session to familiarise themselves with the plans to improve the park’s facilities.

“We look forward to discussing and gathering feedback with park users and members of the local community.”