Planning Reform vital for Northern Ireland

The DUP’s Infrastructure Spokesman Phillip Brett has welcomed the publication of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s position paper on reform of the planning system.

By Phillip Brett Candidate

Belfast North

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The North Belfast MLA reiterated his party’s prioritisation of the issue for a reformed Executive.

He said. “For many years we have highlighted the damaging impact of our inefficient planning system which, on occasions, is stunting economic growth and discouraging investors from Northern Ireland.

Since my appointment to the Infrastructure Brief, the message from investors, developers, communities and the general public has been clear, the current planning system is not fit for purpose.

This wide-ranging report highlights the transformative actions that are required, and mirrors many of the proposals we have developed for prioritisation by a reformed Executive.

I commend the Northern Ireland Chamber on this timely report. It is long passed time, that Northern Ireland had a planning system that was fit for purpose and delivering that outcome will be a top priority for the DUP moving forward.”

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