Besides the bigger politics

It seems at least one item of business is not being held up because of SF unhappiness about policing and justice, rural planning. Environment Minister Sammy Wilson said today both the SDLP and SF have backed off from Arlene Foster’s proposals to replace the present policy of PPS 14. He claims they want a policy more liberal than the old one that allowed 7,000 rural dwellings in a year. However, the court ruling did not strike down PPS 14 despite ruling it unlawful with it being announced it would stay in place until a replacement was introduced. Is this an attempt at All-Ireland harmonisation through Donegal Bungalow blight? 😉