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Opinions are being sought on the proposed Warrenpoint front shore Public Realm scheme which should see an area from the corner of Dock St to the junction of Slieve Foy Place enhanced.

Newry, Mourne and Down Council have launched a consultation and have published details of the proposed scheme.

An artists impression of a proposed car park water feature
An artists impression of a proposed car park water feature

A Council spokesperson said "Investing in regeneration, modern infrastructure and connectivity is a key strategic priority for Newry Mourne and Down District Council under its Economic, Regeneration and Tourism Development Strategy. The Warrenpoint Front Shore Public Realm scheme is a key priority under the strategy through enhancing and creating a more vibrant public space along the Front Shore area."

Proposed works include:

  • Enhancement of the existing car park site to increase its flexibility of use for
  • civic events
  • Improving pedestrian linkages along the front shore through better designnecessary
  • of pedestrian walkways including repair / replacement of footpaths as
  • Installation of an attractive water/art feature
  • Removal / cutting back of shrubbery and decluttering of footways, and
  • Replacement / repair of street furniture including bins, benches etc
  • Replacement of street lighting columns which are worn and weather-beaten

The redevelopment of the Public Baths and a proposed one way traffic system are not part of this scheme but are seperate intiiatives.

An artists impression of how Seaview Promenade could look.

You can check out concept designs of the works at /WWW.NEWRYMOURNEDOWN.ORG and you can give your feedback via the one page online survey which asks you have you any comments or do you have any suggestions in regards to the proposals.

You can access the survey at WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.CO.UK The consultation will close 5 May at 5pm.

Subject to planning approval and funding the scheme is planned to begin in early 2022. Funding is being sought from the Department for Communities South Eastern Regeneration Office.

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