Rural Regeneration & Village Plans
Council £1.8M Investment Plans For Outdoor Recreation
A capital programme in Mid Ulster valued at in excess of £1.8M will contribute to civic space revitalization, upgrades to outdoor play opportunities and improved access to outdoor recreation across the district in the coming year.
The multi-million pound investment plans from Mid Ulster District Council will see a total of 10 projects delivered by late spring 2022, with a further 9 projects in the pipeline for later in the year.
Extensive works alongside Coalisland Canal and its town centre; a range of improvements at Iniscarn Forest, Pomeroy Forest and Ballyronan Wood; new Mountain Bike Trails in Davagh Forest; upgrades to children’s play areas in Moygashel, Cookstown and Magherafelt; and the installation of connecting walkways and footpaths in Coalisland, Clonoe and Eglish are among the projects about to begin.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Paul McLean said, “More and more people are relying on outdoor recreation as a way of taking care of their physical and mental health, especially during the pandemic and 2021 saw increased amounts of visitors to Mid Ulster outdoor recreation sites. It became apparent therefore that many of these sites needed improvements to access and facilities, and our focus for the early part of 2022 is to make more outdoor recreation opportunities open to residents and visitors alike. Almost two years on from the start of the pandemic, we are acutely aware that our tourism and hospitality industry continues to suffer the effects of multiple lockdowns and a reduction in footfall and visitor numbers, and so it is important that we continue our drive to develop innovative tourism product which will help attract domestic, and eventually, out-of-state visitors. These works would not be possible without the support of a range of funding bodies and programmes, so thanks should go to them for supporting the revitalization of the district”.
The capital projects have been funded either via the Department for Communities, the DfI Active travel Scheme, PEACE IV, DAERA – Tacking Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Framework (TRPSI), the DAERA Environment Challenge Competition 2021/22, or the DAERA Rural Tourism Scheme under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.
Read more here: https://www.midulstercouncil.org/capitalprojects22
Mid Ulster District Council Village Renewal
In conjunction with local communities and other stakeholders, Mid Ulster District Council has been facilitating the development of Village Plans in over 50 different settlements.
The Village Plans listed below have been created to assist residents of the various settlements and surrounding areas to create a vision and an integrated plan of action to realise the full potential of their area, identifying current and future needs.
They provide a context at both a regional and local level referencing relevant policies and plans at a Northern Ireland and District level. There is also some very localised settlement data covering socio-economic statistical analysis and other information on the physical environment of each settlement.
The most critical part of the document is the settlement action plan, which highlight actions that are to be taken forward by people within the community and used to influence statutory bodies and service providers.
It also represents and acts as an evidence base of the need for various projects when applying for funding or when lobbying to influence various statutory bodies and service providers.
Each settlement has a Council led project or scheme within its plan which will be delivered in partnership with the community and local stakeholders, delivering a tangible outcome for local people. The Village Plans which have been developed are listed below.
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- Ardboe Village Plan
- Augher Village Plan
- Aughnacloy Village Plan
- Ballinascreen Village Plan
- Ballinderry Area Plan
- Ballygawley Village Plan
- Ballyronan Village Plan
- Bellaghy Area Plan
- Brocagh Village Plan
- Broughderg Village Plan
- Bush Village Plan
- Caledon Village Plan
- Castledawson Village Plan
- Clady and Glenone Area
- Clogher Village Plan
- Clonoe Village Plan
- Coagh Village Plan
- Culnady, Innishrush,
- Tamlaght Village Plan
- Curran Knockcloghrim Village Plan
- Desertmartin Area Plan
- Drummullan Village Plan
- Edendork Village Plan
- Eglish Village Plan
- Fivemiletown Village Plan
- Granville Village Plan
- Gulladuff Village Plan
- Kildress Area Plan
- Kileeshill & Ackinduff Village Plan
- Killyman Village Plan
- Loup Village Plan
- Moneymore Village Plan
- Moortown Village Plan
- Moygashel Village Plan
- Pomeroy Village Plan
- Sandholes Village Plan Nov 2016
- Stewartstown Village Plan Nov 2016
- Swatragh Village Plan
- Tamnamore & Ballinakelly Village Plan
- The Rock & Slatequarry Village Plan
- Tobermore Village Plan
- Upperlands Village Plan
- Churchtown and Lissan Village Plan Sept 2016
- Tullyhogue Village Plan Jan 2017
COSTA, as part of our DAERA-funded Rural Community Development Support Service (RCDSS), is actively meeting and engaging with local communities to review and assist communities in working through local Village Plans.
COSTA also holds MONTHLY:
· Grant Tracker / Funding Searches to source suitable funding schemes
· Training & information Workshops (on a range of topics including Governance, Charity Registration etc.)
· ‘Open Door Support Days’ to provide one-to-one group support sessions
. Charity Registration & Annual Returns assistance.
COSTA is always available to support local groups and communities right throughout the Dungannon and South Tyrone area of Mid Ulster District.
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