Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann said she is disappointed by the decision on the John Lewis store at Sprucefield but said all is not lost yet.
The West Belfast MLA said:
“While I am disappointed at this decision it is not the end of the matter and there is still a possibility that the store could get the go ahead at the site.
“Sinn Féin has lobbied for several years for John Lewis to come to Sprucefield. It would create much-needed employment opportunities to an area like Colin that has a high level of social and economic need.
“Sinn Féin will continue to push for the development to take place at Sprucefield despite this set back.”