Councillor Allan Ewart,
Chairman of Lisburn City Council's Economic
Development Committee discusses the exciting
plans for Millbrook Huguenot with Linda Crymble,
Lagan Corridor Programme Manager and Lagan
Corridor Project Team Member, Alderman Paul
EXCITING regeneration plans, costing nearly half a million
pounds, for the riverside area at Millbrook and Huguenot have
came a step closer with the lodging of a planning application
for the Project.
The scheme, submitted by Lisburn City Council, details a
significant riverside improvement scheme that will improve
access and facilities within the area as well as providing an
adventure playground, a new bridge and fishing platforms. It
will also involve upgraded paths and river banks in the
Millbrook/Huguenot area of the City.
The plans are the result of a successful partnership and
joint funding by the Council, Lagan Valley Regional Park and the
Heritage Lottery Fund as part of an overall strategy to enhance
the Lagan Valley Regional Park.
Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee,
Councillor Allan Ewart, said that he was confident that after
much hard work by all parties, work could soon begin onsite.
"The Council has been working with many partners including
statutory agencies, private developers and the local community
in Hilden to ensure the final plans provide an integrated way
forward for the regeneration of the Millbrook/Huguenot area" he
The application is the first in a series of development plans
for the area around the former Hilden Mill. The Council has been
in discussions with the new owners of the site to ensure any
further redevelopments incorporate regeneration of the riverside
including the restoration of Lock 11 at Hilden and public access
to the site with links to Lagan Valley Island and Lisburn City
Lagan Corridor Project Team Member, Alderman Paul Porter
said: "The Council will continue to work with the developers and
all relevant parties to ensure that this strategically important
site realises its full economic, social and environmental
potential, not just for the residents of Hilden but for the
wider community across the City."
Anyone wishing to view the design scheme for the Millbrook
Huguenot project should contact Lynda Crymble, the Council's
Lagan Corridor Programme Manager on 9250 9489.