Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, has announced planning permission for the provision of a 3G synthetic football pitch and allotments in Ballynahinch.
The development, which includes access paths, lighting and environmental facilities as well as associated parking will occupy land between Hillcrest Drive and Loughside Drive.
Mark H Durkan said: “This scheme will provide a new sporting and community facility on an area of existing open space within the centre of the town.
“This planning approval is great news for the local community in Ballynahinch. It provides for a new synthetic football pitch and allotments that will benefit the area for many years to come. It will also provide a jobs boost during the construction phase.”