Culmore Landfill: Reclaiming the land webinar, Belfast

20 November, 2015 | 13:00 - 14:00

The Culmore Landfill has the potential to provide facilities for the community.
The Culmore Landfill has the potential to provide facilities for the community.

About this event

RPS is working with Derry City and Strabane District Council to undertake works at Culmore Landfill Site to restore a closed landfill site which has been in operation since 1971 on land reclaimed from Lough Foyle. Sections of the site form part of the Lough Foyle Ramsar Site, Special Protection Area and Area of Special Scientific Interest.

As part of the restoration works Derry City and Strabane District Council has conducted an information and consultation process throughout the council area and the neighbouring village of Muff in relation to the restoration works and sensitive afteruse of the site.

Further works now being undertaken as a result of these consultation exercises include the development of the site as a district park with landscaping, car park facilities, pathways and cycle ways.

This project has provided an opportunity to create a public open space with a range of suitable land uses and brings an extensive area of land which would otherwise be closed to the public back into use. Derry City and Strabane District Council is proposing to further develop the parkland over the longer term to provide sports and community facilities, including a playpark and community centre.

The webinar will provide a background to the scheme and to the various environmental, ecological and design issues encountered in the restoration of the site to ensure long-term benefits for the local community and restores the former landfill into a valuable open space resource that can be enjoyed by all.

Speaker

Donal Doyle (RPS)

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