This week, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Planning Committee has agreed with a recommendation to approve a major application at the established Let’s Go Hydro resort on the Mealough Road in Carryduff. 

The application, which was retrospective in part, comprised additional water-based sport and recreational facilities, as well as an extension to the range of accommodation types and other ancillary facilities within the amenity.

The former NI Water reservoir was converted to an outdoor sports and recreation facility and opened in 2019.  The owner, Pete Boyle, estimates he has invested £10 million in the site to date.

Councillor John Palmer, Vice-Chair of the Council’s Planning Committee said: “Let’s Go Hydro has gone from strength to strength in the last few years.

“It has become a ‘must-do’ tourist attraction and a fun day out for many visitors from across Northern Ireland and further afield – and we’re delighted to see it continue to grow.

“As a business, Let’s Go Hydro is supporting more than 150 staff – which is a great boost to the local economy and another good news story for the Lisburn & Castlereagh council area.

“We have been pleased to work alongside the company and trust that these proposals will help build on the continued success of this established facility.”