Rough waters for Herring Pond plan

By Aaron O'Neill

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By Aaron O'Neill

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aaron.oneill@thechronicle.uk.com

Plans to build a new apartment block which will overlook the Herring Pond in Portstewart have sparked opposition from bathers and residents in the seaside town.

The site, located at Kinora Terrace, has been used recently as an informal car park but is now in the pipeline to be transformed into 18 contemporary apartments.

In the past Causeway Coast and Glens council has used the site as a recycling area but the land has already been earmarked for development.

The Kinora Terrace is made up of similar apartment blocks and the latest plans would see the entire row on the lead up to Harbour Hill being turned in to residential housing.

So far, several objections have been received by the council surrounding construction work.

The Herring Pond is a popular haunt with bathers who have been left disgruntled following the recent news.

Ian Moffett is a local resident who has voiced concerns that bathers will have limited access to the Herring Pond if development goes ahead.

The Portstewart man is aware that there are parking facilities at Atlantic Circle on Harbour Hill but he insists that this is not a feasible venture for those who regularly make use of the Herring Pond, including the popular Duck Dive event.

*For the full story see this week's Coleraine Chronicle.

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