Trevor Lunn MLA said: “Whether the Minister is involved or not, what I want to see is progress on the John Lewis plan. How long to people think this massive chain will hang about waiting for approval? They could quite easily set up elsewhere if there are many more delays, and that would be a nightmare scenario for Lisburn.
“I don’t care whether the Minister is involved or not. The only thing I care about in all this is doing what’s right for Lagan Valley and Northern Ireland – That means delivering more jobs and economic opportunities for people here. John Lewis will bring with it many positive outcomes and to squander this opportunity would be very disappointing.”