Masterplan revealed

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Masterplan revealed thumbnailCommunities minister, Paul Givan, North Antrim MLA, Paul Frew, the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, councillor Audrey Wales and the council's chief executive, Anne Donaghy, at the St.Patrick's site last week. GB48543 p1

PLANS for the biggest urban regeneration programme in Ballymena's history costing around 200m were unveiled yesterday (Monday).
The blueprint for the 40 acre St. Patrick's barracks site comprises extensive commerical, tourism, office and housing developments and includes provision for a 100 bed hotel and conference centre.
Communities minister, Paul Givan, who visited the site last week, has launched a public consultation on the proposed uses for the former military training base close to the town centre.
The proposals set out in the development plan will provide for a diverse range of uses including mixed tenure housing, leisure and recreational areas, civic and office space and facilities for community enterprise and knowledge industries.
Speaking at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Braid headquarters, where the proposals are going on display, he said: "These proposals aim to breathe new life into this site through a varied mix of uses.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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