Waste Storage at Edenderry Industrial Estate

Part of Question for Urgent Oral Answer — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 1:00 pm on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of William Humphrey William Humphrey DUP 1:00 pm, 21st July 2020

I thank the House for allowing the question to be asked today.

Minister, the communities in Woodvale and mid-Shankill have been plagued by rats and infested with flies and have had to endure dreadful smells over the past number of weeks. Belfast City Council and the Northern Environment Agency were far too slow to react. Assurances were given that clearance would start before the Twelfth holidays, yet attempts were made on Saturday to dump more material in the area. I ask the Minister whether his investigation will be robust and provide reassurance to the people living in the area.