A report due to be considered by the leisure and development committee next week reveals the project board and proposed timescales and key dates for the Portrush Environmental Improvement Scheme following the announcement yesterday by the Minister of Sports Paul Given.
The report reveals that in In May 2016 Council accepted a Letter of Offer from the Department for Communities to the value of £250,000.
The dates are as follows :
- Initial Consultation on Concept Designs to begin – late Sept/early October 2016.
- Final Economic Appraisal – October 2016 – to be submitted to secure funding from DfC and ultimately DfP for up to £6million.
- Planning Application – March 2017 submission of agreed design and layout.
- Appointment of Integrated Supply Team – June 2017. Works commencing on site – September 2017.
The report says ‘An important part of this project involves stakeholder engagement and ensuring that the design of the Environmental Improvement works meets the needs and objectives of Portrush and the wider community. The Council realises the strategic importance of this project and the tight timescales required to ensure delivery by 2019 and to this end it has, in partnership with the Department of Communities, developed a comprehensive engagement plan using the Portrush Consultation Forum’