Posted on Monday 2 December 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Shane Lowry after winning The Open earlier this year

A new multi-million pound 33 acre holiday home park is being developed for the north coast as the area’s tourism sector continues to boom, Ulster Business can reveal.

Just months after Portrush hosted the world’s top golf tournament, The Open, a new static home and lodge holiday park is being planned for nearby Portstewart.

Ballyleese Town and Country Park plans to expand its existing site on the Agherton Road with a new development which will include 126 static buildings, 27 lodges, 12 pitches as well as other buildings, including recreation, and children’s play areas.

Those behind the scheme, of which planning is being led by Clyde Shanks, say they are building the new development “to provide additional capacity for the expanding tourism industry in the north coast area”.

The development would sit close to the existing site, and covers an area of around 33 acres. Ballyleese sits on the edge of Portstewart town, and is close to a number of attractions, including the nearby golf courses and beaches.

The expansion is considered a ‘major development’, in accordance with planning regulations in Northern Ireland.

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