Town centres to be protected…

A NEW ‘draft’ planning policy which is designed to revitalise town centres by placing greater controls on out-of-town developments in Northern Ireland has been published for consultation. Will John Lewis get the go-ahead for a Sprucefield store now? It seems to have been made an ‘exception’ to the plans. Obviously a “no brainer”.

  • Fanny

    Oh is that what the thread is about? I thought there was legislation coming to protect town centres from the armies of underclass drunks who make them no-go areas every other night.

  • mnob

    The problem is that this is a ‘policy’ not a law. So it hurts those who dont have the resources to hire or threaten to hire a QC to get their developments through.

  • Animus

    Too little, too late, isn’t it?