Craigavon Borough Council has drawn ‘a line in the sand’ for property developers by insisting that “townland names are incorporated in the naming of new developments” – a Council policy that developers seem to have been ignoring.
As the Belfast Telegraph reports, Councillor Kenneth Twyble, chairman of environmental services, said: “It takes two months to get names approved, by which stage many developers have promotional material printed and advertised, often without consulting the council.
But, if and when the council rejects the proposed name, the developers have to discard their original material and this can be time-consuming and expensive.”
So, no actual additional fines – just the implementation of council policy.. well, it’s a welcome statement anyway.
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