Proposed Public Realm improvement works to the Diamond and surrounding area consultation

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Pre-Planning Community Consultation 2024

Before we submit our planning application for this project, we would like to invite you to a Community Consultation Day to discuss the development of the designs.


We are delighted that Ballycastle is to receive funding through Department for Communities NI enabling significant upgrades of The Diamond area for the enjoyment of residents and visitors in Ballycastle. This will not only enhance the area itself, but it will also benefit the surrounding area and provide an economic boost for businesses.

The key elements of the public realm improvement works will consist of the public enhancement of the Diamond area. This includes, pedestrianisation of The Diamond and the redirection of traffic flow to reduce the pedestrian and vehicular safety risks.

Materiality will be granite footpaths and kerbing within Castle Street, reinstatement works of Ann Street’s footpaths and resurfacing of asphalt footpaths on Fairhill Street.

Previous Consultation:

The consultation process for Ballycastle public realm started in October 2023 with local representatives and community groups and will continue through to 28th March 2024.

Next Steps:

A full planning application is currently being prepared for this project which will be completed following feedback received through the community consultation process.

Get Involved:

Event: Ballycastle public realm improvement scheme. Pre-Application Community Consultation public drop-in event:

Date: Thursday 15th February 2024

Time: 12pm - 7pm

Location: Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle, BT54 6QH

Presentation Boards will be displayed during the event, providing information on the proposals. Members of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and the project Design Team will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the development. You can also view the latest designs on this page –

The Design Boards below show Ballycastle public realm proposals. You can provide feedback on the project via the link below. 

Have your say - Fill in our online consultation form

Scan our qr code to have you say and learn more about this consultation

Further consultations: Weekly drop-in consultation sessions with Council staff will also take place in Sheskburn House from 22nd Feb 2024 until Thursday 28th March from 12noon to 2pm each Thursday.

Opportunity to feedback is also available online at the above link and hard copies will be available from Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle, BT54 6QH

Alternatively, comments on the proposals are welcome by emailing:

Mary Kerr at or Jan O'Neill at

Written submissions can be forwarded by post, clearly marked Ballycastle Public Realm, to:

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
66 Portstewart Road
BT52 1EY

The deadline for submission of feedback is 28th March 2024 at 6pm.

The Diamond Ballycastle Public Realm Enhancement Presentation Board