Plans unveiled for historic site

Thursday, 11 May 2017

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MAJOR plans have been unveiled to breathe new life into one of Coleraine's most historic sites.
Causeway Coast and Glens Council has applied for planning permission to transform the derelict Market Yard into a venue for cultural events, markets, performances and exhibitions, as well as a paid for car-park.
The former livestock market, which closed in the early 1980s, was built in 1829 to take the thriving agricultural trade out of the town centre. For the next 150 years it was a commercial hub and favourite meeting place.
Backing the long-awaited re-development plans, UUP Councillor William McCandless said he hoped the listed site could become a venue for an artisan market to rival Belfast's St George's Market.
He recalled: "The legacy Coleraine Borough Council had plans to build a regional museum within the Market Yard.
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