Cunningham welcomes approval of Ballycastle hotel plans

24 01 2012


SDLP Moyle District Councillor Dónal Cunningham has welcomed news that plans have been approved for a 120-bedroom hotel
He said: “Ballycastle has been without a hotel for almost a year and a half, so this is excellent news.

“There is also hope that a buyer can be found for the vacant Marine Hotel.”,

“Moyle District Council is urging Invest NI and the relevant tourist agencies to support this project.

“Ballycastle has not had its fair share of Invest NI investment, so this project is their chance to show commitment to the area.

“Hopefully this hotel will become a catalyst in the redevelopment of Ballycastle, as the proposed hotel could create 70 full time and 35 part time jobs, all of which are greatly needed.”

“Our local economy is in great need of boosting tourism in the area and this is a positive step forward in that regard.

“So now, with this latest development, we can begin to give a clear signal to business leaders, developers and tourists that Ballycastle is open for business and wants to encourage trade and tourism.”


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