NIIRTA Welcomes Urban Villages

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed the OFMDFM decision to designate Colin and Lower Newtownards Road as the first two urban villages. 

NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said: 

“NIIRTA welcomes this decision as both areas face significant challenges in urban renewal, economic regeneration and vacant shops”
“Local retailers have a crucial role to play in addressing all of these challenges and as a vital community service provider as these Urban Villages are developed”
“Developing the local economy of Colin and Lower Newtownards Road needs to be an essential element of these projects. NIIRTA is very keen to work with the NI Executive to realise the potential of many more Urban Villages”
Glyn Roberts can be contacted on 07515 710517