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The topic of a
multi-use stadium for Newtownards was discussed by the Council
Services Committee on 18th November 2008.
agreed to ask for a report seeking a more detailed estimate of
the costs involved in building a stadium at Portaferry Road or
of the meeting (see pages 6-9)
Council meeting considered the minutes of the Council Service
Committee on 26th November 2008.
agreed to support the request for a more detailed report into
the cost. It was stated that the report would be ready by
February at the earliest.
of the meeting (see pages 10-15)
The building of
a stand alone stadium at Portaferry Road was touched on at the
Council Services Committee meeting on 20th January 2009.
officers were asked to obtain information on a recently proposed
development at Moyola Park FC in Castledawson.
of the meeting (see pages 6-7)
A meeting of
Council Services on 18th March 2009 agreed to defer the Leisure
Services report on upgrading sports facilities to a special
meeting to be held on 1st April 2009.
of the meeting (see pages 7-8)
meeting of Council Services on 1st April 2009 voted to approve
the upgrading of Londonderry Park, to include an arena for use
by the community.
of the meeting (see pages 1-12)
meeting of the full Council on 29th April 2009 voted unanimously
to accept the committee recommendation that Londonderry Park be
upgraded and that the Council initiates a meeting with relevant
of the meeting (see pages 3-5)
A meeting of
Council Services on 20th October 2009 agreed that the Council
should apply for planning permission for the Londonderry Park
upgrade and that, in principle, the Council should support the
scheme in its entirety.
of the meeting (see pages 5-6)
a meeting of the Council Service Committee on 20th
April 2010 permission was given for the commencement
of ground works at Londonderry Park.
of the meeting (see pages 9-10)
small query on the costs of developing Londonderry
Park was tabled at the Council Services Committee
meeting of 15th June 2010.
of the meeting (see page 8)
Council agreed to accept a tender for phase 1 of the
re-development of Londonderry Park at its meeting on 29th
of the meeting (see pages 23-24)
a meeting of the Council Services committee on 5th December 2011,
the council agreed, in light of the current delays at Londonderry
Park, to look again at the feasibility of providing an arena on the
land adjacent to the Floodgates, which had previously been given
planning permission for a stadium.
of the meeting (see pages 16-18)
a meeting of the Council Services Committee on 20th November 2012,
a presentation was made by Ards FC chairman Brian Adams, along with
Manus Magill of Copious, expressing the club's interest in leasing
council-owned land at The Floodgates for the purpose of developing a
of the meeting (see pages 1-4)
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7th January 2013