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Another step forward in ambitious Darkley Forest redevelopment

Ambitious plans to develop Darkley Forest have taken another step forward with the addition of a 10-space car park.

Council officials have recommended the approval of the parking spaces as work continues apace to develop a series of exciting trails around the beautiful forest area.

Planners will tonight decide on whether to agree to the recommendation, however, it’s the thumbs up is expected to be a mere formality in the process, which has taken years to get to this stage.

Armagh I reported in November how Euro Services Contracts Ltd will be the lead contractor on this project.

The company has previously been selected to develop the Mourne Mountain Bike Trail. This £1.4 million project included developing two bike trail systems, one at Rostrevor and the other at Castlewellan Forest Park.

The overall cost of redevelopment at Darkley Forest is in the region of £315,000.


This project has been done in conjunction with major plans at Gosford Forest Park.

Last week, Gosford got the green light for phase one of their development – costing in the region of £600,000.

Again, Euro Services Contracts Ltd will be responsible for this project. Read the full story here.

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