Derry and Strabane Council to increase spending on capital projects


Extra capital projects are set to go ahead in Derry and Strabane, pending full council approval.

The Council’s Governance and Strategic Planning Committee has approved a 20 million pounds package, including the redevelopment of the Brandywell Stadium, the Melvin 3G pitch and the delivery of a number of new community play parks across Derry and Strabane.

The new investment will bring Council’s total capital investment programme to 64.4 million pounds, of which 50% has been secured from external sources.

Mayor Elisha Mc Callion says the council's two predecessors were both committed to supporting leisure facilities, and that's a focus that will be maintained.........