In the Belfast Telegraph David Gordon points to more indications that the Planning Service were of a mind to refuse Seymour Sweeney’s planning application for the Causeway development. Of course, only the Environment minster seems to have seen their actual report.. just before she declared that she was “of a mind to approve” that application. From today’s Belfast Telegraph report.
It is clear from internal documents that officials were working towards a refusal position. Their verdict would have been given to the top-level DoE Planning Management Board, who in turn would have made recommendations to Mrs Foster. The Management Board’s report has not been made public and members of the Assembly Environment Committee are expected to press for its release at a meeting today.