Derry Fleadh campsite plans scrapped after locals object

Plans to build a campsite close to St Columb's Park in Derry have been shelved by Derry City Council.

Councillors had set out proposals in December for the campsite to accommodate visitors to the city during the Fleadh in August.

However, they backed a proposal to withdraw the planning application this week after hundreds of residents from areas such as Browning Drive had objected to the plans.

But SDLP councillor Gerard Diver said they had a rethink after complaints were received from residents:

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