Delamont Country Park Drop-in Session Engages the Community
Delamont Country Park users and the local community provided positive feedback to plans to enhance the facility, outlined during a recent drop-in session at the park.
The culmination of in-depth analysis, site assessment, engagement with a variety of stakeholders and feedback from the local community provided the basis for a range of suggested improvements including:
· An improved trail network
· The way in which park information is interpreted for the visitor, for example its wildlife, flora and fauna, events and links with Strangford Lough, through a range of different tools including interpretation signs and audio technology
A maximising of the viewpoint location through an enhanced viewing platform
An improved visitor centre
Enhanced key natural and built heritage features including the Rath, walled garden and the pond
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey said, “The Council is pleased so many people attended the drop-in session and provided positive feedback on the proposals. The Council, following consideration of the Masterplan, will move to initiate work on implementing the plan and making the project a reality.”
The drop-in session showcased the vision for the Park as a ‘Window to Strangford Lough’, based on its unique location to view, explore and experience Strangford Lough.
The concepts of how the vision could be realised were highlighted for illustration purposes only at the drop-in event. After considering the Masterplan, Council will then seek to develop the projects into greater detail and seek to initiate implementation on a phased basis.Back