Landscape around Watertop Farm in Ballycastle
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School Reporters find out why not everyone supports a national park

3 April 2014 Last updated at 15:29 BST

Pupils from Cross & Passion College in Ballycastle have been finding out why plans for Northern Ireland's first national park were put on hold earlier this year. The area around the North Coast was one of three possible locations but the Minister for the Environment, Mark H. Durkan, has said that a national park inside the next 10 years would be unlikely.

School Reporters spoke to a local councillor, a farmer and members of the public to find out how much support there is for a national park in Ballycastle.