ABC Council seeks public views to shape Dromore

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L-R: Councillor Kyle Savage, Jennifer McKibben, ABC Council, Ethna McNamee, Place Board Chair, Alderman Paul Rankin, Councillor Tim McClelland, Chris McNabb, HLM Architects, Councillor Jessica Johnston and Lissa O'Malley, ABC Council.

Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Community Planning Partnership and local elected representatives are inviting the public to shape the development of Dromore Place Plan. The Place Plan will be co designed by the people who live, work and visit Dromore, setting out a shared vision for the future to improve the social, economic and environmental aspects of the town.

The Place Planning process will provide an opportunity for the partnership to work together with local people and key stakeholders, unlocking innovation and change, to improve the quality of life in Dromore to benefit all. As part of the engagement campaign the local community are encouraged to participate and ‘Take stock’ of what Dromore has to offer and share their thoughts on the future of Dromore.

As the lead partner, the Council are seeking to engage with people of all ages collecting their thoughts, aspirations and needs for Dromore.  Various engagement sessions have been planned between May and June 2024, which are outlined below;

Ethna McNamee, Chair of the Place Board welcomed the consultations:

“It is inspiring to see how previous place plans across the borough have been shaped by local people, creating vibrant towns with changes they want to see, enhancing living and working in the area.

“We are looking forward to engaging with everyone who lives, works and invests in Dromore. To hear their views and suggestions on what can be done to improve the area for them.  I would encourage businesses, residents, and communities within the town to attend the public consultations and engage with us to help shape your local town.”

An online survey is available for the public to give their views on the Dromore Place Plan, at www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/consultations

Visit www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/resident/dromore-place-plan or email to find more about the Dromore Place Plan.

This project is funded by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council with HLM Architects appointed to develop the place plan.