CAUSEWAY Coast and Glens Borough Council has refused to spend cash on a scheme aimed at conserving and developing the recreational potential of the Sperrins until its backers have explained how the money will be spent.
The Sperrins ‘Future Search’ project arose from a three-day conference attended by landowners conservationists, government agencies, tourism officials and elected representatives from the four councils which share the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
During the event delegates established it was the largest and least explored mountain range in Northern Ireland.
To develop plans for the region, each council is being asked to contribute just over £23,000.
When the matter was brought to the Leisure and Development Committee last Tuesday a number of members raised concerns over the Council’s share of the costs.
Read more on this inside this week's Coleraine Chronicle.