Lunn glad Maze buildings keeps listed status

Lagan Valley Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn has welcomed the fact that the Minister Edwin Poots has stated that the Maze Prison is keeping its listed building status. He also called for the urgent redevelopment of the Maze site.

Trevor Lunn MLA said: “The reasons for the original listing are as valid today as they were when the decision was taken.

“There are regrettably far too many examples of historic buildings being demolished due to insufficient protection. Once they have been removed they cannot be brought back.

“The remaining structures at the Maze will have continuing historical significance, not just to republicans, but to Northern Ireland and further afield.

“On the wider issue of the future of the entire site, I would urge the government to bring forward their plans as quickly as possible. We have had enough delays already.”

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