“senior staff at the Housing Executive ensured the letter was withdrawn…”

According to a BBC report, the Housing Executive has asked the police to investigate its inconsistent role in a site at Nelson Street, in north Belfast – which is now owned by the development company, Big Picture Developments – one of whose directors is the chairman of the Policing Board, Barry Gilligan. From the BBC report

For years, the Housing Executive opposed the commercial scheme, insisting the land was still designated for social housing. But recently it appeared to change its mind and wrote to planners telling them that it was “withdrawing the request for social housing at the scheme”. It is believed this letter will form part of the police investigation. After it was discovered, senior staff at the Housing Executive ensured the letter was withdrawn and its original position of opposition to the development was reinstated.


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