Derry City & Strabane - Public Invited to Input to Newtownstewart Town Centre Regeneration Framework 




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Public Invited to Input to Newtownstewart Town Centre Regeneration Framework

08 December 2022

Members of the public are being invited to give their views on the future regeneration of Newtownstewart as part of the preparation of a Town Centre Regeneration Framework being developed by Derry City and Strabane District Council.


Members of the Council’s Environment & Regeneration Committee were today briefed on plans to hold a public engagement and information workshop on 18th January 2023 in order to gather the views of local stakeholders.  Council Officers advised that public engagement is a key element of the preparation of the proposed regeneration framework in terms of hearing the views town centre stakeholders in terms of the current challenges and how they would like to see the town centre develop over the short, medium and long term.


Councillors were informed that the Regeneration Framework will be a focused document setting out the regeneration vision and objectives for the town centre including opportunities, key challenges, and a series of proposed actions over the short, medium and long term.  Whilst not exhaustive, the Framework will cover themes such as traffic management, parking, pedestrian/cycle infrastructure & connectivity, streetscape/public realm, built heritage, green infrastructure, business development, tourism etc.


Delivery of any actions emerging from the Framework when completed, will be the responsibility of a variety of stakeholders and will be subject to securing the requisite budgets.


Alderman Keith Kerrigan, Chair of Council’s Environment & Regeneration Committee welcomed the initiative in terms of the preparation of a coordinated regeneration vision and stated that, Newtownstewart town centre plays a key role in the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the local area and it is important to have a document that sets out the regeneration aspirations and ambitions of local stakeholders.

“Council welcomes the views of local stakeholders in this process and I would encourage people to attend the public engagement event on 18th January.”


The public engagement workshop will take place in the Mellon Country Inn on Wednesday 18th January 2023 from 7pm to 9pm.  Admission to the workshop is by registration in advance using the following link: