National Trust Plans for Giants Causeway Visitor Centre Approved

January 27, 2009

National Trust plans for replacement visitor facilities at the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, have been granted planning permission.

The National Trust director for Northern Ireland, Hilary McGrady said,

“This is a very significant day for the Giant’s Causeway, and the people of Northern Ireland

“This approval means that the Giant’s Causeway will continue to be cared for in future generations. Equally today is about welcoming the potential to create new jobs within our economy, delivering employment for local communities, and enhancing tourism in Northern Ireland.

“Since 2007, the Trust has taken the lead in the development of new facilities at the Causeway with the agreement of Moyle Council. Today’s announcement takes us a step further, however, there is still much to achieve. This project will continue to require the full support of all partners.”

It is envisaged that the centre will be open to the public by 2011.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin have been providing the National Trust with advice in relation to the planning and environmental issues surrounding this application from the outset.