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Planning approval recommended for a mixed use regeneration project at Rossdowney Road, Waterside - Durkan

Published on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 by ecomms@doeni.gov.uk.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has recommended planning approval for a mixed use redevelopment scheme on lands at Rossdowney Road, Waterside, Derry.
The plans for lands, currently occupied by Niche Drinks, include a new food superstore with ancillary non-food, business innovation centre and the retention of the former school building for use as a crèche. The proposal also includes car parking; servicing and associated landscaping.

Mark H Durkan said: “This is a significant regeneration project that will inject investment into the locality and benefit both the local area and the Waterside as a whole, by creating a variety of employment and community uses within the site.

“This is a boost for Derry. The significant investment demonstrates a confidence in the local economy. My vision is for the DOE to build a better environment and a stronger economy. This decision will help do that.”

Derry City Council will be consulted on the proposal at its next Planning Committee meeting on 3 December 2013.

This application is related to a previous application that was recommended for approval for the relocation of the existing Distillery business to a new site at Campsie.

Notes to editors:

1. Planning application A/2012/0261/O Demolition of buildings, mixed use redevelopment to include food superstore with ancillary non-food, business innovation centre and retention of existing former school building as crèche, access from Rossdowney Road, car parking, servicing and associated landscaping on Lands occupied by Niche Drinks, 10 Rossdowney Road, Londonderry and associated part of Rossdowney Road was received by the Department on 7 June 2012.

2. The applicants are Niche Drinks.

3. The Department received five letters of objection and four letters of support for the proposal.

4. The application will be presented to the meeting of Derry City Council on 3 December 2013 with an opinion to approve.

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