Press Release

Committee Welcomes Clearway Consultation

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Monday, 18 February 2013

Reference: CRD 04/12/13

The Chairperson and Members of the Committee for Regional Development welcomes the announcement of a public consultation on proposals to introduce experimental changes to the urban clearway restrictions on three main roads in South Belfast.

The Chairperson of the Committee, Jimmy Spratt MLA, said: "I am delighted that the Minister and his officials have brought about this consultation on a matter raised by the Committee as well as businesses and residents in the area. The current arrangements are clearly not working and are a barrier towards investment in the area.

"Although this is potentially a 10 month process, I am pleased that this could be concluded in time for the 2013 Christmas retail period which is critical to retail in the area. I would echo the Minister's call for people in the area to voice their opinion during the consultation process."

ENDS


Notes to Editors:

Committee Membership:

Jimmy Spratt MLA (Chairperson)
Sean Lynch MLA (Deputy Chairperson)
John Dallat MLA
Stewart Dickson MLA
Ross Hussey MLA
Dolores Kelly MLA
Ian McCrea MLA
David McNarry MLA
Declan McAleer MLA
Cathal Ó hOisín MLA
Alex Easton MLA

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