Another army base car park

HOT on the heels of the announcement Londonderry’s Fort George was to be transformed into a car park - albeit temporarily - another old army base in the city is set for the same treatment.

The Old Clooney Army Barracks on the Limavady Road in the Waterside is also going to be converted into a temporary car park for citizens and visitors attending the new entertainment venue in Ebrington.

An application has been submitted to “lay an area of free draining stone on part of the existing site to form a temporary car park to facilitate the Vital Venue.”

The applicant - Derry City Council - has also applied for permission to erect temporary fencing and lighting when the car park is in use.