Ebrington site plan: Feedback by Friday

A final call has gone out for people to have their say on the latest plans for the development of the Ebrington site.

Going into the final week of public consultation on the Ebrington Development Framework, Stage 1, Ilex urban regeneration company would like to encourage as many people as possible to give them their views on the future of the 26 acre site.

The deadline for feedback on the current round of consultation is Friday, October 25.

Mel Higgins, Ilex’s interim Chief Executive said: “This stage of the consultation closes on October 25th.

“Feedback so far has been extensive with over 1,000 people completing the Ebrington survey, and thanks to those who have taken the time to do so.

“Nevertheless, we are still keen to gather further feedback and ideas to ensure we have the views of everyone in the city and from all ages.”

Mr Higgins said this consultation will form the basis for further development at Ebrington.

He explained: “We have already refurbished buildings 80 and 81 as incubation units for the fledging creative industries in the city, and a Creative Hub will open in April 2014.

“The stable block will be converted to become a café and retail unit, while building 70 will become a craft workshop with a retail outlet. Both are scheduled to be leased early summer 2014.

“With these plans in mind, now is the time for people to give us their ideas for the rest of the 26 acre site”.

A second phase of consultation will commence in November, after which an outline planning application for the entire site will be submitted in January 2014.

To complete an Ebrington Development Framework questionnaire, you can find a link on the Ilex website at www.ilex-urc.com.

You can also take part in the consultation through the Ilex Facebook and Twitter pages.

Alternatively, you can contact Laurence McCullagh at Ilex on 028 7126 9226 for further information.


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