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New storage and distribution centre a boost for business – Mark H Durkan

Published on Fri, 23 Aug 2013 by
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced DOE Planning approval for a 36,000 square metre storage and distribution centre in Crumlin.
The proposal for 11 separate storage and distribution units is to be located on lands southwest of Nutts Corner Roundabout near Antrim. This makes it readily accessible to both the M1 and M2 motorways and the International Airport.

Mark H Durkan said: “This approval is a boost for business. There is a need for a ready supply of land for key industries to develop and bring forward investment opportunities. Planning permission clears the way for the developer to market this strategic site with such accessible transport links to potential investors and interested companies.

“This decision, like a number I have announced recently, has been turned around quickly and shows once again how the planning system can and is delivering for business. I will continue to ensure that the right decisions are made as quickly as possible and that DOE delivers a better environment and a stronger economy.”

DOE Planning consulted with Antrim Borough Council on 22 August 2013 who raised no objections to the proposal.

Notes to editors:

1. Application T/2013/0080/RM was received by the Department on 12 March 2013. The proposal is for a storage/distribution centre including landscaping, access, parking and infrastructure works at lands SW of Nutts Corner Roundabout.

2. The applicant is Heron Property Ltd.

3. No letters of objection/support were received.

4. Application T/2013/0080/RM was presented to the meeting of Antrim Borough Council on 22 August 2013 with an opinion to approve.

5. For media enquiries contact DOE Press Office Tel: 028 9025 6058. Out of office hours, call the Duty Press Officer on 07699 715440 and your call will be returned.
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