Need to engage with Buncrana Road businesses, says Gary Middleton

Tue, 06/10/2020 - 20:13 -- Editor

Foyle DUP MLA Gary Middleton has questioned the Infrastructure Minister on whether she will intervene on the development proposals for the A2 scheme and help prevent potential loss of 300 jobs in the area. 

 

Speaking following questions to the Infrastructure Minister, Mr Middleton said “I recently met with Buncrana Road businesses and Retail NI who raised concerns with me regarding the scheme and restricted access to their shops. Whilst they support the overall need for the development of the A2 road scheme, they have genuine concerns which could potentially result in the loss of up to 300 jobs. It has been deeply disappointing that to date the Department for Infrastructure have rejected proposals put forward by Retail NI and the businesses to try and resolve their concerns. 

I welcome the Minister's response that she will ask her officials to continue to engage with the businesses. We need to see these concerns addressed.”

Foyle DUP MLA Gary Middleton has questioned the Infrastructure Minister on whether she will intervene on the development proposals for the A2 scheme and help prevent potential loss of 300 jobs in the area

 

Speaking following questions to the Infrastructure Minister, Mr Middleton said “I recently met with Buncrana Road businesses and Retail NI who raised concerns with me regarding the scheme and restricted access to their shops. Whilst they support the overall need for the development of the A2 road scheme, they have genuine concerns which could potentially result in the loss of up to 300 jobs. It has been deeply disappointing that to date the Department for Infrastructure have rejected proposals put forward by Retail NI and the businesses to try and resolve their concerns.

 

I welcome the Ministers response that she will ask her officials to continue to engage with the businesses. We need to see these concerns addressed.”