New Regeneration Plan for the Twin Towns

May 25, 2021

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest New Regeneration Plan for the Twin Towns WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Previous articleDail hears details of damning report into Gynaecology Services at LUHNext article77 jobs to go in Coleraine News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 3, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A new Regeneration Plan for the Twin Towns has been announced this week.Donegal County Council is work closely with the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Integrated Community Company to identify key priorities and actions that will see the sustainable regeneration of the town up to 2040 and beyond.Work has already been undertaken in the Twin Towns over the last 12 months and this plan aims to strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of the town centres.Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District is Cllr Gary Doherty………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Statement in full -Twin Towns Regeneration Plan announcedA new Regeneration Plan for Ballybofey and Stranorlar has been announced this week and will seeDonegal County Council working closely with BASICC, the Ballybofey and Stranorlar IntegratedCommunity Company to identify key priorities and actions that will see the sustainable regeneration ofthe town up to 2040 and beyond.This Plan will build on the work undertaken in the Twin Towns over the last 12 months and will set outthe regeneration aspirations and priorities with a view to strengthening the capacity andcompetitiveness of the town centres. Pasparakis Friel Architects have been appointed to carry out thiswork.Welcoming this announcement Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar Municipal District, Cllr Gary Doherty said “Iam delighted to see this strong regeneration focus on these towns. The Twin Towns are key strategicdrivers for growth in Donegal given the quality commercial base that exists alongside the caliber ofbusinesses we have here in the towns and the extent of the retail and hospitality offering.”He added “I would encourage the whole community to engage with the consultation process over thecoming months, particularly the business community. It is vital that the regeneration strategy isinformed by the contribution and aspirations of key stakeholders in maximizing the untapped potentialof the area as a vibrant place to live, work and invest and one that will underpin a prosperous future forthe entire community.”This plan will build on the work carried out in the Twin Towns over the last number of months includingthe community consultation event which took place in Kee’s Hotel in November 2019 attended by over60 people. Since this event and while responding to Covid-19, work has continued with projects beingdeveloped and funding applications submitted.Kieran Doherty, Chairman of BASICC explained that “Pasparakis Friel Architects will lead on the nextstage of this project. They will take all the views from our public event in 2019 on board but they alsowant to learn more from the community. The sense of optimism and opportunity generated from theevent in November has helped drive the work of our group over the last number of months. Thestrategy will help guide our own priorities and actions for the town centres. We want to enhanceBallybofey and Stranorlar’s unique sense of place and identify actions that will be positive for theeconomy and community in the twin towns”.Sinead McCauley of the Regeneration and Development Team of Donegal County Council added,“Alongside the Regeneration Strategy, we are developing an exciting town centre regeneration project.The project will improve pedestrian accessibility, provide a town square and reuse a heritage building.Plans for this project will be available for the public to view in the coming weeks.”Get involvedTo get involved residents, visitors, business owners, and interested parties are invited to have their sayusing this online survey on Saturday 12th September Pasparakis Friel Architects will hold a streetside consultation sessionoutside McElhinneys Store between 12.00pm and 2.00pm and will be inviting passers-by to have theirsay on how they think the town centres could develop over the next 20 years.Keep up to date on how the project unfolds by following it on Facebook @Ballybofey Stranorlar Regen. Google+ Facebooklast_img

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