MLA Maurice Bradley said he is hopeful that the proposed spa hotel at the NW200 site will finally be given the green light at Council’s Planning meeting next week.
“It is pleasing that this application, listed on the agenda in next week’s Causeway Coast and Glens Planning Committee, has been recommended as an approved by planners.
“The developers have had many obstacles put in their way to try and hamper this project, but finally they are close to seeing the project coming to fruition.
“The proposed hotel will create around 100 full time jobs in the area.
“It is the first spa hotel for the Causeway Coast and Glens area. Spa hotels are becoming more and more popular within the hospitality industry, with people looking for an escape from their busy lives.
“I have no doubt that the spa element of the hotel will be a huge attraction to a whole new clientele for the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
“Our local businesses will get a spin off from this too with visitors spending in our retail units, restaurants and tourist attractions.
MLA Bradley added: “I have had several meetings with the developers, C&V Developments and they are hopeful that this time the application will be granted permission.
“Vivienne Gilholm, a director of C&V Developments is a native of Portrush, she knows of the industrious hard working people in the area and is keen to get going on the project.
“This hotel is an innovative project, it will encourage visitors to the area to see our natural attractions and the many sporting and tourist events that we host.
“The developers are also keen to get involved with local producers and suppliers, so that in turn will have a positive impact on the local economy and may in turn also create more jobs.
“This development is a great news story for the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
“It is my hope that the decision makers, our councillors, will see sense and grant this hotel approval. It would be a crying shame if there are any further delays placed on this development.”