The team behind the proposed luxury hotel on the North Coast is set to unveil a new set of plans for a £30m luxury hotel early in 2019, following the withdrawal of the original planning application today.
The proposed location for The Dunluce Resort and Spa is a 10-acre site between the Ballymacrea Road and Dunluce Road overlooking Royal Portrush golf club towards the Giants Causeway and the hills of Donegal on the Inishowen Peninsula.
Gavin Boyd, director of North Coast Ventures Limited, said:
“We have listened to the local community and the feedback we have received during the consultation process. Today’s move demonstrates that we understand those concerns and accept that the initial plans outlined weren’t appropriate.
“We still firmly believe that the North Coast is an area which needs higher quality accommodation and a greater number of hotel rooms. With this in mind we intend to submit new plans early in the new year, working alongside a new professional team. Consultations about our new plans will be comprehensive and we intend to learn from our experience over the last number of months.”
Minka Boyd, director of North Coast Ventures Limited, said:
“We know that this area is special for so many people in Northern Ireland. We have always said that it is our intention to be sensitive to the natural landscape and listen to the feedback of the local community. We feel that today’s move demonstrates we are doing exactly that. We want to attract more tourists to the North Coast by setting a new standard for accommodation. We look forward to revealing more details in 2019 and consulting very closely with the local community from the very start of that process.”