Lack of ambition in DFI summed up by debacle surrounding pedestrianisation of Hill Street- Brett

North Belfast MLA Phillip Brett has expressed his disappointment at the refusal by the Department for Infrastructure to consider the full pedestrianisation of Hill Street, Belfast.

By Phillip Brett MLA

Belfast North

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Mr Brett also expressed alarm that after four years of discussion, the Department is still not able to provide timescales for the partial pedestrianisation of the area.

The North Belfast MLA said.

“The lack of ambition and delivery within the Department for Infrastructure can be summed up perfectly by the debacle surrounding the proposed pedestrianisation of Hill Street, Belfast.

The announcement by the Department today that they have no intention to pedestrianise the full length of Hill Street is a huge disappointment to campaigners and to businesses in the area.

Despite four years of discussions, the Department is still not even willing to provide me with a timeline for the partial pedestrianisation of the area. This is simply a shocking state of affairs.

The Cathedral Quarter is a vital component of the night-time economy and cultural heart of Belfast City Centre and the lack of ambition from the Department to support its continued growth is hugely disappointing.

I will continue to campaign on this important issue, to support the local economy, the creative industries and to make Belfast a more attractive and accessible City."

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