Attwood raises questions over Belfast City Council decision on planning notices
He said, “I am concerned that Belfast City Council planning notices will no longer appear in the Irish News, Belfast Telegraph and Andersonstown News. It is vital that local residents and local communities have ready access to planning notices. I remind residents, all the time, to read their local newspapers and check for planning applications in their community.
“I appreciate that there has been a tender process undertaken in relation to planning notices but I will be asking questions about the tender process to ensure it was as open as possible and seek reassurances that the needs of local residents to have ready access to information about planning issues in the Belfast City Council area was central to the process.
“Given the importance of the Belfast Agenda and Local Development Plan for Belfast and local neighbourhoods, it is essential that local planning applications are as visible and widely accessible as possible.”