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20/03/2020

Mallon calls for light-touch delivery planning regime

Words: Roger Milne
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Northern Ireland's infrastructure and planning minister Nichola Mallon has written to local councils making it clear they should temporarily hold back on any planning enforcement action that could result in restrictions on deliveries of food, sanitary and other essential products, including medicines. 

This move was triggered by the Northern Ireland Executive’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mallon said: “I want to make clear that as a matter of urgency, councils should take a positive approach to their engagement with food retailers and distributors, as well as the freight industry, to ensure planning controls are not a barrier to food delivery over the period of disrup.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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