East Londonderry MLA Maurice Bradley says he is excited about the proposed new hotel at the North West 200 Pitts site.
Mr Bradley’s comments come after the developers, C&V Developments submitted amended plans to the planning department this week. It is expected that the application will be discussed by members of Council’s Planning Committee in the very near future.
Last month, MLA Bradley spoke with the Scottish based developers to put on record his support for the hotel.
“Amended plans have been submitted to the planners, and I am really hopeful that this time this exciting development will be given the green light,” said Bradley.
“I spoke with Vivienne Gilholm last month, and I was delighted to learn that she has a connection to the area.
“Mrs Gilholm is originally from the North Coast, so she knows the people and is looking forward to working with local traders and the community in the Portrush and Portstewart area.
“This hotel will be of huge benefit to our local economy – not just creating jobs in the hospitality industry, but the hotel will also benefit the many local suppliers in and around the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
“Although the site of the hotel is the on the NW200 circuit, I know that it will be used by tourists who flock to our wonderful area for other events like the SuperCup, the Air Show and the Pipe Band Championships.
“Of course we have The Open Golf Championships in 2019. The idea is to get as much spin off from this event as possible.
“We want to encourage golf fans to come to the North Coast and watch the golf, but also spend time in our towns and at our many other attractions.