Sinn Féin Welcomes 165 Space Car Park For Newcastle

Newcastle in line for more parking space at Donard Park

Newcastle in line for more parking space at Donard Park

Sinn Féin have welcomed the business case approval for a new council 165 space car park in Donard Park Newcastle. Planning permission should be approved at the next planning committee and works completed for Easter.

Sinn Féin Councillors Willie Clarke and Cathy Mason looking forward to improved parking in Newcastle.

Sinn Féin Mournes Councillor Willie Clarke said: “The current overflow car park behind the football pitch in Donard Park in Newcastle is unsightly and difficult to manage in wet weather, the new car park will provide much needed car parking at the foot of the Mournes.

“Council have decided to invest £250.000 in replacing it with a larger, more attractive one that will better serve the southern part of Newcastle that is seeing significant regeneration and development.

“The design takes into account the need for improved environmentally-friendly provisions such as electric car charging points, solar powered lighting, improved ‘Green’ landscaping aspects as part of the design.

“Although not required for planning, it is anticipated improved picnic areas and potential for a sensory garden can also be incorporated at a later date. It is essential that we get security and management of car parking right at this popular location.”

Chairperson Cathy Mason also welcomed the devlpment and said: “I am delighted to see significant investment in Newcastle to provide much needed car parking for residents and visitors.

“There has been considerable increase in staycations and in users of the outdoors and this investment will help alleviate the pressure on parking in Newcastle.”