McAteer expresses concern over Jennings Park sale

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Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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SDLP Newry councillor Kevin McAteer has expressed his concern about reports that Jennings Park is to be sold to make way for a new health hub in the city. Cllr McAteer met with local residents this week and heard concerns about the suitability of the location and the potential problems heavy traffic flows might cause. Speaking to Newry Times, McAteer stated, “I have spoken with residents in the Jennings Park area and they have told me that although they support a new health hub in Newry, they cannot support this site as a location. “I agree with their assessment that the infrastructure at Clanrye Avenue would simply be unable to sustain the heavy traffic that would result from such a development. “I have also listened to the concerns of members of local football teams who regularly play on Jennings Park as a part of the Carnbane league. They have expressed their fears that they will be unable to hold local football matches in the area as a result of such a development. He added, “I will listen to everyone with a stake in this project and will meet them again in the coming weeks. I would call upon the council to listen to their views and take them into consideration before any decision is made.”
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