Monday, 4 February 2008

Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre Controversy 2

The saga rambles on. First the Minister, Arlene Foster, was 'minded' to award the project to local developer, Seymour Sweeney, then she was minded to refuse and currently she awaits a response from the developer as described in the letter from the Planning Service.

Should the matter go to the Planning Appeals Commission, it could well suffer the fate of an earlier plan from the same developer in 2002: rejection.

Perhaps it's worth reminding the Minister that the blot on the landscape is still there, despite the actions of her officials, and the questionable development near Ballintoy is still a large hole in the ground, nearly ten years on.