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Maginness: Adoption of BMAP will provide economic certainty for Belfast

SDLP MLA for North Belfast and member of the Environment Committee, Alban Maginness has welcomed the adoption of the Belfast Metropolitan Plan (BMAP) by the SDLP Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan.

“This Plan is an important milestone on the way to securing economic growth and prosperity for the City of Belfast and the Greater Belfast area. The area covered by the Plan is a key economic driver for the North and hosts over a third of its population.  It also includes significant areas of social deprivation and vulnerable communities, including in my own constituency of North Belfast.

“It will provide certainty and stability and the necessary planning framework to attract investment, create jobs and secure economic growth in this area, which is a key economic driver for the North.

“It is essential in order to deliver housing, including much needed social housing.  It will ensure that land supply is available for industry and to provide strategic open spaces and many other uses.

“I know that there has been widespread consultation about this Plan for a very long time.  I commend the Minister for now moving ahead with the adoption of the Plan and providing certainty for the City of Belfast and its people.”

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