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Public Consultation on Improvements to Market Square, Dungannon

03 October 2016

Members of the public are being invited to comment on proposed improvements to Market Square, Dungannon at a public consultation running from 10 – 31 October.

Following the completion of Public Realm works in Market Square in 2015, the Council has identified a number of improvements aimed at further enhancing car parking, traffic management and pedestrian safety in Market Square, Dungannon.

The draft proposals have been produced by AECOM following a period of consultation with key town centre stakeholders. The draft proposals for the consultation will be on display at Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre from Monday 10th to Monday 31st October 2016 (during normal opening hours).  

Comment forms will be available to collect feedback and everyone is invited to come along to view the proposals.

Two Information Sessions for the public will take place at Ranfurly House on Thursday 13th October- 12.30-2.30pm, The Square Box, and 5.30-7.30pm, The Tower Room - should anyone wish to discuss the proposals in more detail.

Members of the public can view a 3D Traffic Simulation for the first time at the Information sessions which will also be available on the Council’s website from Friday 14th October.

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson, is urging residents to take part in the consultation. “Now that Phase 2 of the Public Realm Scheme in Dungannon town centre has been completed, installing new paving, lighting, street furniture and signage to key retail areas, including Scotch Street (Upper and Lower), Georges Street, William Street, Ann Street, Thomas Street, Perry Street and Northland Row, it is very fitting that this improvement scheme for Market Square will follow.

“The consultation process is vital as it provides local residents and businesses the opportunity to voice their ideas, views and concerns and allows the Council to take these into consideration when moving forward.

“The proposals will build on the success of the public realm scheme in Market Square and during the proposed construction phase of the project there will be careful planning of works to minimise the disruption to the existing residential properties, business premises and events planned for the town.” 

The proposals and a comment form will be available online at the council’s website from Monday 10 October; www.midulstercouncil.org.

For further information, contact Simon Wells on 028 9060 7317 or Paul McCreedy, Mid Ulster District Council, on 028 8772 8602.

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