As you may be aware a Village Renewal Plan is currently being drawn up for Edenderry village. The design process has begun and Ove Arup and Partners (Arup) have been appointed as the independent consultants to facilitate the delivery of this plan. I know that they have visited the village and after speaking to a number of residents have started working on a number of issues. However, in case you did not get an opportunity to contribute at that time, I have attached the draft plan they have produced.
Edenderry is a beautiful village which by keeping it distinctive lamp posts, water pump, and terraces, has preserved its unique character. It’s my opinion that this renewal plan, if approached correctly, is a good opportunity to protect the good and make the village better.
Among the current proposals are a new Community meeting point, improved access to Lagan Valley Regional Park, repairing and replacing the roads and footpaths.
The renewal plan is part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme and is focused on providing funding towards the costs of small-scale capital investment and enhancing identity features that promote an environmentally sensitive, shared community through heritage and cultural aspects of the village.
Unfortunately, the scheme doesn’t cover anything deemed to be a running cost, replacing or up keeping existing facilities or the purchase and installation of renewable energy technologies nor does it cover the purchase of land, vehicles (including Belfast Bikes) or machinery.
If you wish to contact the consultants directly you can e-mail them at Kieran.Carlin@arup.com or phone them at 028 9089 0900 however I would be keen to hear your thoughts on this or any other matters.