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Sinn Féin welcomes multi-million Dairy Farm development plans

4 February, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan, Jennifer McCann

West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has welcomed a £25 million pound investment proposal which will create hundreds of jobs in the Colin area of west Belfast. The proposal have now been approved by the Planning Service.

Mr. Adams said:
"The Colin area is an intrinsic part of west Belfast. New boundary changes will strengthen that bond. The decision which has now been made by planners and the Minister for Environment will clear the way for this new development.

Given recent economic hardship, these proposals are coming forward at a good time for local construction workers and the local community. We must work to ensure that this development is taken forward in tandem with other major infrastructural investment plans, like the new Rapid Transit System.

That is why Sinn Féin is advocating a local delivery vehicle to spearhead physical transformation and economic regeneration in west Belfast.

We need to harness both public money and private investment to serve long term community advantages."

Local MLA Jennifer McCann, who has been working with the local business which has devised the new proposals also welcomed the decision:

"This is a scheme worth £25million. It can create 200 construction jobs in the work to be done and 300 jobs once the scheme is complete.

The people of the Colin area deserve to see this kind of investment and much more.

There is a consultation at present on the future of the local library. Plans for a health and well-being centre have also been devised. All of this argues for an integrated approach. Sinn Féin will continue working to ensure that the rights and entitlements of the people of Colin, and throughout west Belfast , are to the fore of all new investment."


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