Part of Ministerial Statements – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 11:00 am on 5th May 2020.

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Photo of Liz Kimmins Liz Kimmins Sinn Féin 11:00 am, 5th May 2020

I thank the Minister for her statement. Whilst I welcome the efforts that have been made in planning, it is very important that I highlight again the issue that is facing many people with planning permission that is due to expire during this pandemic. I have raised this with the Minister on a number of occasions. Does the Minister have any idea how many are due to expire or are at risk of falling?

How quickly could primary legislation be progressed to grant an extension to those with planning permission that is due to expire, because I know that it is a huge concern out there and I have been contacted by quite a number of agents and people with applications?