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‘Planning decisions painfully slow’ – Bradley

SDLP Spokesperson for Infrastructure Sinead Bradley MLA has said that statistics published by the Department for Infrastructure, highlighting that only five out of eleven councils are meeting their fifteen week targets to process planning applications, is totally unacceptable.

Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley commented, “Serious questions must be asked of the woeful delays by local councils in processing planning applications.



“The rationale behind transferring planning powers to local councils was steeped in the understanding that decisions would be taken more in line with the desires and needs of local communities.

“These waiting times, as they currently sit, are wholly unacceptable.



She added, “Delays in planning applications are more than merely a slight inconvenience, they have a knock-on effect across communities in terms of building much needed housing developments in areas of need, economic regeneration and community renewal, all of which are dependent upon an efficient planning application process.”



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