Sinn Féin spokesperson on Tourism, Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that the Department for Infrastructure has given planning approval for the Ebrington Square Maritime Museum.
Councillor Mickey Cooper said “I welcome the news that planning permission has been approved for the museum. Taken in tandem with the awarding of Heritage Lottery funding for the project to compliment council funding which has already been allocated, brings the project another step closer. We need now to look towards Tourism NI providing their match funding to allow the project to move to the construction stage.
I believe that this project will be a game changer for the local tourism economy by providing another unique selling point for Derry by attracting visitors interested in pursuing their genealogical connections to the North West. It will give the city a major attraction which I am confident will attract a range of coach operators and tour agencies to send their groups to the city alongside the many private travellers who will visit the new facility.