Muir welcomes decision to grant planning permission for North-South Interconnector

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has welcomed the granting of planning permission for the North-South Interconnector. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon gave the green light to the Northern Ireland part of the multi-million-pound project, which has already been okayed in the south. North Down MLA Mr Muir said it was welcome good news. “Increasing the […]

Muir: Major shake-up of Northern Ireland’s planning system required.

Alliance Infrastructure and Finance Spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has called for a major shake-up of the planning system in Northern Ireland, after it emerged that applications dating as far back as 2005 have been waiting almost 700 weeks for a ministerial decision. As a member of Stormont’s Infrastructure Committee, Mr Muir’s question to the Minister […]

Alliance takes McDonalds concerns to planning committee

East Belfast Alliance representatives will outline serious concerns over a planned new McDonalds at the Tesco Knocknagoney site at a Belfast planning meeting next week. Councillor Peter McReynolds and Chris Lyttle MLA have been working closely with residents over the past few months and will appeal to planners to listen to the growing fears over […]