Statement - Ebrington Development Framework public consultation Stage 2

30th January 2014

This week Ilex launched Stage 2 of the Ebrington Development Framework public consultation, which demonstrates the potential for approximately 2,400 jobs on site (not including construction jobs).

When developed to full capacity under the framework, Ebrington would contribute additional GVA of £42m to the city region.

The draft Framework seeks to provide a development template that will protect and enhance the character of the site while enabling and guiding future detailed planning applications.  It aims to increase Peace Bridge linkages, create easy access to and from the Limavady Road and King Street, create new connections to St. Columb’s Park and make more effective use of green space and public realm.

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The Framework also seeks to provide a variety of employment across a wide skill base with opportunities for learning, an active evening economy to complement the adjacent neighbourhoods and businesses, and to attract private sector investment.

Stage 1 of the consultation for the Framework was very successful with almost 1,800 responses.  These have helped to inform the framework, with the development mix incorporating creative industries, culture, learning, community and commercial uses, and some residential/live-work accommodation also proposed.