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Attwood welcomes Derry City Council backing for new distillery

Published on Thu, 9 May 2013 by ecomms@doeni.gov.uk.
Derry City Council last night ratified Environment Minister Alex Attwood’s recommendation for planning approval for a new distillery in Derry.
The plans include a move from the applicant, Niche Drinks Company Ltd’s existing premises at Rossdowney Road in the Waterside to a new distillery and factory for the distilling of whiskey and production of cream liqueur and cocktail products, at Campsie, Derry.

Alex Attwood said: "I very much welcome Derry City Council’s backing for a new distillery in the city. The overall cost of this project is £15million and the proposal will create in the region of 250 local jobs.

“This is a significant new development scheme which will benefit the city for many years, creating much needed employment in the area.”

Derry City Council was consulted with the proposal at its meeting on 7 May. Elected members from all political parties welcomed the proposal and congratulated the applicants.

Notes to editors:

1. Planning application A/2012/0569/O for a new distillery was received by the Department on 30 November 2012. The proposal was for a new distillery and factory for the distilling of whiskey and production of cream liqueur and cocktail products, on lands approximately 190 metres to the West of McLean Road Campsie Industrial Estate, Derry.

2. The applicants are Niche Drinks Company Ltd.

3. The Department received one letter of objection. One letter of support has also been received.

4. The application was presented to the meeting of Derry City Council on 7 May 2013 with an opinion to approve.

5. For media enquiries contact DOE Press Office Tel: 028 9025 6058. Out of office hours, call the Duty Press Officer on 07699 715440 and your call will be returned.
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