New Business Park development for Strabane

The North's Environment Minister Edwin Poots  is to grant planning approval for the development of an 11.5 hectre Business Park in Strabane

The move is being seen as the removal of the last major obstacle in the way of delivering the much needed economic development project for the District.

The lack of industrial zoned land in Strabane has been seen as a long term barrier to the economic regeneration and development in the area.

Welcoming the announcement MP for the area Pat Doherty said  that in recent years economic investment, both inward and indigenous has been lost to the District because of the lack of industrial land.

He says news that Planning Approval has now been granted for the two application submitted by Invest NI last August removes the last major obstacle in the way of  acquisition of the 11.5 hectre site and the development of this site for business start ups, business expansions and inward investment.