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Sinn Féin welcome proposals on planning reform

6 July, 2009 - by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Planning, Cathal Boylan, has welcomed the announcement from Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, regarding the proposals on the Reform of Planning.

The Vice Chair of the Environment Committee said;

“Sinn Féin broadly welcomes the proposals being put forward, but I would encourage all interested stake holders to attend the 11 consultation events which are being rolled out throughout the North.’

“These reforms are greatly needed, but there was a priority to ensure that an EQIA was carried out and that the proposals conformed to Equality legislation while ensuring local communities have an input into plans which have an effect on their areas.

“These issues which Sinn Féin raised in negotiations have thankfully been resolved, and we can now move forward, whilst Sinn Fein shall continue to monitor and ensure the promotion of equality remains central to all policy being brought forward.”

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