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Cllr Denise Mullen has Welcomed the Lakelands Retail & Leisure Park Proposal

Aontú Cllr for Mid Ulster & Aontú Deputy Leader Denise Mullen has welcomed the proposed development of the Lakelands Retail & Leisure Park on land derelict for 20 years, and has urged its ratification by the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council.

Cllr Mullen: “I am proud to lend my support to the planning application to regenerate the Lakelands Retail & Leisure Park. For over 20 years, the proposed site in Enniskillen would be a welcome economic catalyst for the region and bring hundreds of jobs into the local economy. Every sector of society would benefit from the proposed investment. 150 construction jobs, 350 new jobs, £750’000 rates boost to the local economy, £3.5 million in salaries within the local economy, and overall £15.5 million investment in the project. There has been a massive public outpouring of support for the development and what it can do for the area.”

“The proposal has a real capacity to give the region a leg up and boost our competitiveness in terms of tourism, hospitality and entertainment. By adding a vibrant commercial hub to Enniskillen, this will help to regenerate the land and be an economic injection of capital to boost our economy coming into Brexit and recovering from Covid-19. I would encourage Cllrs to approve the planning petition of Elm Grange Company Ltd and deliver jobs and investment to our communities.”

By Aontú Press | 27 November, 2020

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