23 January 2018
North Down DUP MLA Gordon Dunne has welcomed Planning Permission being granted by the Department for Infrastructure for the North-South Interconnector.
The North Down MLA added:
'I welcome the announcement that Planning Permission has been granted by the Department for Infrastructure for the North-South Interconnector. I believe this development will open up competition within the energy market and will create further opportunities for more competitive pricing with benefits for both domestic and commercial customers in Northern Ireland. This development will help provide security of supply for all Consumers in the long term with grid connections throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
It is important that the land acquisition required for the proposed new network construction is carried out with full consultation with the local farmers and the rural communities to ensure the work is carried out efficiently and effectively while assuring a fair return for all parties involved in this huge investment within our energy infrastructure.'