To enhance the carpark adjacent to Cockle Row cottages and the adjoining picnic area.
The sympathetically restored Cockle Row cottages on Groomsport seafront are a tourist must-visit in Down. Their surrounding environment, however, lacked curb appeal. The amenities were out of date and inadequate, with large ‘grey’ areas and unattractive settings. Down Rural Area Partnership provided funding to redevelop and improve the physical appearance of the area.
Funding from DRAP allowed the applicant to improve car-parking facilities around Cockle Row Cottages, carrying out construction work on the site, pedestrian walkways and the enclosed play area.