A SUNKEN patio is to be filled in under plans to improve open space at West Bay in Portrush.
The £117,000 landscaping scheme, funded by Stormont's Department for Communities, aims to create an events venue and temporary car park during the Open and other major occasions.
According to a report delivered to members of the Causeway Coast and Glens Council's Leisure and Development committee, a 935sq m area dug out more than 40 years ago is inhibiting the potential of West Bay Green.
The report also it says it presents a threat to health and safety.
“The removal of (the) area has therefore been identified as offering greater potential to create a multi-purpose open space which can be used for community activities, recreational use and has potential to create additional parking for temporary periods during major events."
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