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Coalisland Public Realm Scheme Receives Planning Permission

08 January 2019

A proposed £2.75M public realm scheme in Coalisland has taken another step forward after planning permission was granted for the development.

Plans for the scheme, which includes new footways, parking and loading bays, stone kerbing, street furniture and tree planting, as well as improved lighting and drainage, were given the green light at a meeting of Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee last night (7 January).

The designs were subject to public consultation in May 2018 and include a new one-way system on Main Street, Coalisland, with widened footpaths, to help improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.

Speaking after the approval was given, Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Cáthal Mallaghan, said:

“This is an important scheme for Coalisland, which aims to create a safe, high quality and pedestrian-friendly environment which also improves traffic flowing and parking.

“It represents a significant opportunity to contribute to the revitalisation of the town centre, with enhancements to the overall visual amenity of the core retail area, helping to encourage more shoppers and support business development”.

The scheme is subject to funding from the Department for Communities (DfC) and will progress once a funding allocation is confirmed.

For more information visit www.midulstercouncil.org/coalislandpublicrealm.

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