Belfast Telegraph

Council rejects Newry retail park plans

Several retail bodies have welcomed the decision to reject a proposal for a £50m out-of-town retail park in Co Down.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council planning committee voted four to three in favour of accepting planners' recommendation to turn down the application.

In a joint statement, Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts, Newry Chamber CEO Colm Shannon and Newry BID MD Eamonn Connolly said it was a "very welcome development" for city centre traders.

"Our three organisations believe that Newry city centre has a fantastic future providing a competitive 21st century retail and hospitality offer which is fun and family-friendly for shoppers north and south," they said.

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