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Residents, businesses and community stakeholders encouraged to have their say on the future of Newto

12 February 2024

Derry City and Strabane District Council has launched a consultation for residents to offer their thoughts and opinions on how the Newtownstewart Town Centre Regeneration Framework will be rolled out in the coming years.  

A consultation will be live on the Council’s website from today and will run for four weeks, offering residents and local businesses the opportunity to have their say on the proposed framework.

The Council has published recommendations in a Draft Newtownstewart Town Centre Regeneration Framework document relating to Streetscape, Hertiage, Access and Parking, Connectivity, Business Development, Tourism, Community Safety and Security.

The actions have been devised following engagement with key stakeholders and will help deliver positive change and improve issues affecting the town centre.

The draft Regeneration Framework highlights the key challenges facing Newtownstewart Town Centre and recommends deliverable actions going forward which will contribute to its economic, social and environmental well-being over the next 5-10 years.

Ruairi McHugh, Chair of Council’s Environment & Regeneration Committee, encouraged residents to have their say on the regeneration vision for Newtownstewart Town Centre.

“Ahead of this consultation, Council has conducted detailed research and analysis as well as engagement with key local stakeholders and government agencies in terms of identifying the challenges facing the health and vitality of the town centre, and recommendations for how some of these challenges can be addressed.

“Council and its partners remain committed to using its best endeavours to secure the necessary resources to assist with the delivery of this Framework, however we need the feedback and opinions from local residents and businesses ahead of the next step in the action plan. I would encourage everyone to get involved and have their say on this upcoming project, and we thank you all in advance for offering those valuable thoughts and suggestions.”

The consultation is live from today, Monday 12th February and will close at 4pm on Monday 11th March 2024.

You can view the full regeneration document here:

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