How would this new pitch be funded?
The Department for Communities has offered Council £300,000 to deliver this project.  We would then be required to contribute a further £300,000 which had originally been allocated to refurbish Dunfane’s changing pavilion.

Who could use the facility?
Should the project go ahead at St Patrick’s High School, the school would have use of the facility during school hours with Council managing the facility at all other times.  The changing accommodation within St Patrick’s High School would also be available for use.

How would this benefit the area?
As well as benefitting from a new 3G all-weather pitch, Council would be able to proceed with a Masterplan for the current Dunfane Playing Fields.

How can I comment on the proposals?
A concept plan is attached and your views on these proposals are being sought.  A proportion of the money generated from any potential housing development would be reinvested in the Dunfane area to put in place enhanced children play facilities, an all-weather multi-sports pitch and an outdoor gym, along with upgrading a network of paths linking, for example, Dunfane Crescent to Hugomont.

If we proceed with this initiative the external funding must be spent by March 2019 and therefore your thoughts and views on this way forward are urgently sought.


Anyone who has not yet had an opportunity to have their say is encouraged to do so by completing the short survey which follows.
Should you require any further information or hard copies of this survey please contact:
E: parks@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

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Dunfane Playing Fields Masterplan

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* 1. It is proposed that the new floodlit synthetic pitch at St Patricks High School / St Brigid’s Primary School will replace the two existing grass pitches at Dunfane and will be available for use by the wider community. 

Do you agree with this proposal?

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* 2. It is proposed that the existing grass pitches within the Dunfane development will remain as open space for community use and will have a small children’s play area and a kick about area with a rubberised surface.

Do you agree with this proposal?

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* 3. Having viewed the draft Masterplan and drawing what do you like most about the proposal?

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* 4. Having viewed the draft Masterplan and drawing is there anything you would not want in the proposal?

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* 5. It is proposed the path network throughout the Dunfane site and to the rear of the school can be upgraded to provide linkages for residents in the Brigadie / Dunfane area.

Do you agree with this?

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* 6. Do you have any other comments that you wish to make as part of this consultation exercise?

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