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Belfast metropolitan plans already dated

30 November, 2004


Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA Cllr Alex Maskey has voiced concerns after the publication of the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan (BMAP) and Belfast Metropolitan Transport Plan.

Cllr Maskey said:

"The truth about these plans is that they are 2 years late, cost somewhere in the region of £3 million to produce and are already out of date.

"The estimates for new housing do not reflect current levels of need, particularly in nationalist areas.

"Sinn Féin is determined that these draft plans are substantially improved and are assessed in terms of the Equality Agenda before they come into full operation, although there are considerable concerns that the draft plans will now be used to guide planning applications." ENDS

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