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Feedback sought on updated plans for Old Golf Course Road park and playground

15 Aug 2017
People are being urged to share their views on updated plans for a new park and playground to be located between Old Golf Course Road and Upper Dunmurry Lane in Belfast.

Belfast City Council is inviting everyone with an interest in the development to attend a public information event on Thursday, 24 August from 4pm-8pm in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Upper Dunmurry Lane.

Updated plans will be on display, and there will be an opportunity to talk to council staff and share feedback. Those who are unable to attend the event, or who would prefer to share their views online, can complete a brief online questionnaire at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/consultations from Friday, 18 August until Friday, 1 September.

Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Chairperson of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee said: “Our plans to invest £230,000 in creating a new park and playground between Old Golf Course Road and Upper Dunmurry Lane received an overwhelmingly positive response in the first stage of our consultation in December 2016.

“We also received a number of very useful and constructive comments which we’ve incorporated into our updated designs. So now we want to get people’s feedback before we submit a planning application to proceed with the development.

“We’ve made a commitment in The Belfast Agenda that our city will be vibrant, attractive and environmentally friendly and these plans will create a beautiful shared space where people of all ages will be able to enjoy spending time in nature.”

Proposed designs for the park include a timber boardwalk, wetland island, wildflower meadow, woodland, a playground, and picnic and park benches.
 

The land transferred to Belfast City Council from Lisburn City Council in April 2015 under Local Government Reform.

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