NI Secretary of State Orders Road Closure at Army Base

The BBC reports that the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, has used “his executive power” to order the closure of a section of the Shore Road at the Ballykinler Army Base following a security review by the PSNI.  From the BBC report

About 200m of the road has been closed off, following what was described as a “security review” carried out by the PSNI.

Local residents were consulted before the plan was implemented, including two households that were directly affected.

Part of the road was closed previously for a period during the Troubles.

An NIO spokesperson said: “The closure begins just beyond the entrance of the dwelling closest to the base.”