Local Minister Darragh O’Brien TD has welcomed the boost given to the re-development plans for Balbriggan following the acquisition of several buildings in the town by Fingal County Council.
Minister O’Brien said the acquisition meant that people would begin to see transformative change in the town as the objectives of Balbriggan Rejuvenation Plan 2019-2025 are realised.
Commenting he said, “Anyone who has seen the redevelopment plans for the harbour will see the huge potential of the area. There is so much history to this town, the castle, a beautiful beach and a working harbour - it has so much to offer and the redevelopment plans will help to make it thrive.
“For too long our cities and large towns have been blighted by rundown and poorly utilised areas. My Department oversees a fund, the Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF) which supports sustainable development through the regeneration and rejuvenation of Ireland’s cities and other large towns. This is something Balbriggan has benefitted from in the past and is prime for in the future,” he concluded.
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