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£5.5m revamp for Portadown park

A £5.5m scheme for new and redeveloped leisure facilities in Portadown has won planning approval, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced.

The application site is located on land at The People's Park in Portadown, and Northway Tunnel between Woodhouse Street and Obins Street.

The application includes a new pavilion, multi-use games area, grass pitches, a synthetic pitch, play area, lighting, drop-off bays and car park.

Mr Durkan said: "This significant new development scheme is welcome news for the local area bringing new leisure facilities the community can enjoy.

"Craigavon Borough Council has secured almost £5.5m for the shared process and community engagement Project (SPACE) from the Special European Programmes Body (SEUPB) Peace III funds.

"In addition to the three jobs that will be created as a result of the project there will also be construction jobs during the development phase," he added.

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