Masterplan sets out the vision for Banbridge

Blueprint for the future regeneration of Banbridge
Blueprint for the future regeneration of Banbridge

The Banbridge Masterplan has been unveiled with £180,000 of regeneration projects being lined up for the town.

The Banbridge Masterplan sets out a blueprint for how the town centre aims to look over the next 15 years and incorporates a number of key regeneration proposals.

This includes a Banbridge Revitalisation Project to include further improvements to shop frontages and car parking.

A Banbridge Linkages scheme which will include further public realm enhancements to the town with a focus on Downshire Bridge, Scarva Street, Kenlis Street and Linenhall Street: a Transportation assessment for the town centre: and an Evening Economy Strategy for the Borough including Banbridge Town Centre.

Some of the early actions will see an investment of some £180,000 from the Department for Communities (DfC) in to the development of the town.

Speaking at the launch of the Masterplan, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating said: “The future development of our city and town centres is a key priority for the Council.

“We are dedicated to working closely with our business community to provide the necessary support to ensure that our urban centres continue to thrive and prosper.

“The Banbridge Masterplan clearly identifies projects which the Council, statutory agencies and the private sector can take forward together to realise the future potential for the town and the launch of the plan is the beginning of this vital process.

“The transportation study will allow us to gather the necessary information to assess initiatives identified within the plan and enable the development and progression of priority town centre projects.“