A final call for views on the Town Centre Regeneration Plan for Limavady are being sought.
After two years of work and planning, the final phase of consultation for the plan was launched in Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre by Minister for Social Development, Nelson McCausland MLA towards the end of last year.
The purpose of the Masterplan, commissioned by the Department for Social Development and Limavady Borough Council, is to provide strategic guidance for the regeneration and development of Limavady Town Centre over the next 10-15 years.
The Masterplan has identified a number of objectives including:
Development of new/additional small scale retail units;
Development of modern large footprint retail and commercial units;
Improvements to the Public Realm;
Improved pedestrian entries and connections within and between the proposed Quarters; and Creation of improved civic space within the forecourt of the Borough Council Offices.
Minister McCausland said: “This is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in Limavady to consider the proposals detailed in the Masterplan and have their say on how the town centre will be developed in the years ahead. The delivery of the Masterplan proposals will help the town centre to recover from the recent economic downturn and put it in a better place to maximise investment opportunities when the economic climate improves.
“The opportunities identified in this Masterplan for redevelopment and regeneration will assist with future marketing strategies to attract investors, traders, employers and visitors to Limavady.
“I would strongly urge all those with an interest in the town’s future to let us know what they think about these proposals.”
The redevelopment of a number of key opportunity sites and the revitalisation of sections of the Public Realm are identified as key elements in the delivery of the Masterplan. To set a framework within which the regeneration strategy can effectively be delivered, the Masterplan proposes the creation of the four Quarters within the town centre – Retail, Civic, Education and Mixed Use.
The Mayor of Limavady, Councillor Sean McGlinchey, also welcomed the Masterplan saying: “This is an important first step in the development of the town’s future, which is welcomed in these times of economic difficulty. This support is an endorsement of Limavady’s future as an important regional town between North East and North West. I hope that people will engage and give constructive feedback over the next few weeks as part of the consultation process.”
Comments and views from interested parties and the general public on the proposals contained in the draft Limavady Town Centre Masterplan are being sought.
You can send your comments using an online service - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LimavadyDraftMasterplanConsultation
Download a copy of the plan and appendices from http://www.limavady.gov.uk/working/limavady-town-centre-improvements/
Hard copies can also be obtained from Council, and display boards are available in reception at the Council offices on Connell Street.
The consultation closes on 24 February 2012 and we look forward to hearing your views.