Ruane welcomes Downpatrick regeneration consultation.
Sinn Fein MLA for South Down, Caitríona Ruane, has welcomed the beginning of a consultation process into the regeneration of Downpatrick's town centre.
Speaking today Ms Ruane said:
"Sinn Féin would welcome the beginning of a consultation process into the regeneration of Downpatrick's town centre.
"A similar restoration scheme that was completed in Newcastle significantly helped in both the presentation and regeneration of the town.
"Obviously we would like to see as wide ranging a consultation process as possible involving all the key stakeholders in the Downpatrick area including residents to business owners and anyone else with concerns into this project.
"If implemented this project could see the centre of the town revamped creating further employment opportunities which would be welcomed in this economic climate."