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Public invited to view Sion Mills regeneration proposals

10 October 2018

People living in and around the Sion Mills area are being encouraged to take the opportunity to call in to Strabane Library in the coming days, to view proposed plans for the new Sion Mills masterplan.

Storyboards with artist’s impressions detailing the proposals will be on display over the next two weeks, and are the next step in the public engagement campaign around the masterplan, following on from a public meeting in September.

The regeneration masterplan, will shape the village’s development over the next 10-15 years based on the key priorities for Sion Mills village and the development of an agreed stakeholder action plan.

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Director of Environment & Regeneration, Karen Phillips, encouraged people living in the area to attend. “We are very keen to engage with those living in and around Sion Mills and who have an interest in the development and conservation of the area,” she stressed.

“The regeneration masterplan will be delivered in keeping with the Strategic Growth Plan’s aim to develop and conserve our rural settlements, protecting and promoting our natural built heritage assets. Sion Mills boasts a number of historically significant sites which will form a key part of that strategy, and become a resource for the community in terms of tourism and building the local economy. I would encourage everyone with an interest in the area to come along.”

The Masterplan will be complementary to the Village Plans currently being prepared as part of the Council led Rural Development Programme’s ‘Rural Village Enhancement’ measure. 

Feedback forms and box are available in the library or people can email [email protected]