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Donaghadee Transformation Proposals to be discussed by Public

Ards Borough Council are inviting residents and traders in Donaghadee to discuss new design proposals for the town. The £2.5 million project includes plans for new Marine Gardens at Shore Street, new planters, seating and railings to add colour and vibrancy, with slimline, tapered lighting columns to ensure views of buildings within the town's conservation area are enhanced. Materials for the project have been chosen to fit with the built heritage of Donahadee. The rich maritime heritage of the town will be depicted in inlays around the town.

There will be two "drop-in" sessions. One will be open to the public, while the second will see Ards Borough Council meet with traders. The "drop-in" sessions will take place on Wednesday 15th of January, 2014 at the Donaghadee Community Centre.

Councillor Tom Smith, Chairman of the Donaghadee Town Steering Group, is encouraging local people to take advantage of the opportunity to talk to the consultancy team:

“The drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for people to ask questions, and to understand the thinking behind the plans, for example, why certain materials have been chosen, as well as to put across their own views on the proposals,” he said. “This scheme is a substantial investment in the town’s regeneration that will transform Donaghadee, giving it a new look and I encourage anyone with an interest in how it will translate onto the ground to take the time to come along to one of the sessions.”