In recent years, Derry has developed a love and affinity with the vast Ebrington site across the Peace Bridge - but how would you like to see the site developed?
That was the big question being posed by Ilex on Friday as the urban regeneration company held a public consultation on the ‘Ebrington Development Framework’ at St Columb’s Park House. Judging by a quick peek at the list of visitors who signed in at the consultation, a steady stream had attended the day-long event, including residents who live near the former military barracks, local business-people and more than a fair share of creatives and artists too.
Caoimhin Corrigan from Ilex explained what the event was all about. “It’s been very positive,” he said. “Now the site is open and people have a real feel for Ebrington, the Peace Bridge opened and now there have been 2 million people coming through the site. People have come here for events, concerts, walks, they are coming in and they have developed an affinity for it and feel like they know it. We need to see what the community wants and what the private sector wants and see what can be done for the future.”
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