Federation responds to North South Interconnector decision

Responding to the news that the Department for Infrastructure has conceded to an existing legal challenge against approval for the North South Interconnector, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said...

“Given the importance of this infrastructure project, it is highly regrettable that its existing approval has today been quashed. The project was subject to a rigorous planning process over a number of years and its urgent delivery is absolutely critical to our economic fortunes into the future.

“Much like the announcement made by the Department for Infrastructure with respect to the A5 road scheme in early December, it is now critical that the Department utilise the powers within the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act and its associated guidance to advance a new planning approval for the project as soon as possible”.