Tag: edwin poots

  • Removal of 300 Planning Staff

    Removal of 300 Planning Staff

    Assembly member Brian Wilson has condemned a decision by the Environment Minister to redeploy 300 Planning Service staff. Mr. Wilson, a member of the Environment Committee has described the decision as short sighted: “Minister Poots’ decision to get rid of so many skilled and experienced planners is premature, short sighted and defeatist. It will inevitability […]

  • Time to Reexamine Local Government Reform Proposals

    Time to Reexamine Local Government Reform Proposals

    Brian Wilson says it is time for the Minister of the Environment to re-examine the review of local government, in light of the fact that the original objectives behind the review cannot be achieved. His comments come following the leaking of a letter from Environment Minister Edwin Poots who suggests the review may collapse if […]

  • DOE Minister Not Doing Enough to Reduce Emissions

    DOE Minister Not Doing Enough to Reduce Emissions

    Brian has challenged the Environment Minister’s assessment that targets on reductions in Northern Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions set by the Executive are on track, following the publication of the AEA Technology’s, ‘Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’ report. Assembly member Brian Wilson said: “I welcome the downward trend in carbon […]