Coleraine’s Riverside Retail Park, site of a £4m redevelopment scheme that could create 80 jobs
NORTHERN Ireland's Chief Planner has been asked to apply “overwatch powers” after five political heavyweights launched a last minute lobbying campaign in support of an out-of-town retail development.
Three MLAs, an MP and Northern Ireland's Economy Minister all intervened on a £4m proposal to refit of a vacant unit at Riverside retail Park.
Isle of Man-based Kelvin Properties lodged the application to build a new 40,000 sq ft shop complete with garden centre to replace empty premises beside Poundstretcher.
It's understood, national home-ware chain, the Range is lined up for the site.
Documents accompany the planning application suggested 80 new jobs could be created.
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