Allister backs farmers and residents over parking at Giant’s Causeway

Few object to farmer ‘making a few pound’ if congestion is eased, says MLA

Allister backs farmers and residents over  parking at Giant’s Causeway

Cars parked in a field close to the Giant’s Causeway over the summer.

Peter Winter

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NORTH Antrim MLA Jim Allister has backed people living near the Giants Causeway who do not wish to see a clampdown on unofficial car parks.

Last month the Chronicle revealed how Stormont's Infrastructure Minster Nichola Mallon was “keen to address the issue” of temporary car parks set up on fields surrounding the World Heritage Site.

Under current planning rules, landowners are perfectly entitled to do so for a period of 28 days in each calendar year.

Over the summer visitor were paying £5 to park in fields next to the Giant's Causeway.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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