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30/09/2021

Lough Neagh Development

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to engage with colleagues in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Mid Ulster District Council and the Lough Neagh Partnership on development plans for Lough Neagh.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to engage with colleagues in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Mid Ulster District Council and the Lough Neagh Partnership on development plans for Lough Neagh.

The motion, which was brought to the Council meeting on Monday evening (27 September 2021), was proposed by Councillor Jim Montgomery and seconded by Alderman Mark Cosgrove:

“That Antrim and Newtownabbey Council engage with colleagues in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Mid Ulster District Council and the Lough Neagh Partnership, with a view to re-energising efforts towards improving the management of Lough Neagh and securing it’s the bed and soil. Given the strategic importance of this under-utilised resource, then efforts should be made to sustainably develop Lough Neagh, so that it provides significant economic, tourism and environmental benefits to the wider Council area."

 

 

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said;

“Lough Neagh is one of our most valued tourism assets in the Borough, attracting thousands of visitors each year. It is vital that we continue to invest in this resource and I am pleased that we were able to give our support to this motion. I look forward to working with our partnering councils and Lough Neagh Partnership on future plans.”

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