North Down

On 13 February 2017, Township published its Placemaking Manifesto for Northern Ireland. We emailed every candidate standing for the 2017 Assembly Elections, asking them to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a series of questions based on our 5 policy positions.

Below, you will find the responses from candidates standing in the North Down constituency.

Candidate

Party

Housing

Transport

Built Heritage

Participation

Liveability

Transparency

Steven Agnew Greens

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Comments

Housing

In the last Assembly I sat on the Communities Committee and made housing and homelessness a priority. I worked in the homelessness sector before becoming a politician and am only too aware of the consequences of housing shortages. The Green Party has long been committed to protecting Green spaces by building on brownfield sites.

Transport

The Green Party recognises that public transport is the most sustainable option and will seek to rebalance transport spending in favour of pubic options.

Built Heritage

Our build environment is important to the Green Party as it helps define our towns and cities as distinct from generic identikit models that some modern developers offer. We are also aware of the embedded carbon in exiting buildings

Participation

I was able to get a majority in the Assembly for third party rights of appeal, unfortunately this was blocked by a petition of concern. I will continue to press for this important reform . To ensure planning decisions are transparent and accountable the Green Party continue to campaign for legislation to require parties to publish details of their donors. We lead the way on this by being the only party to publish all donations over £500

Liveability

Planning policy should consider the wider community impact of any proposed developments. Including factoring in the needs for play spaces, community facilities and sustainable and active transport.

Chris Carter Ind

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Alan Chambers UUP

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William Cudworth UUP

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Gordon Dunne DUP

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Alex Easton DUP

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Stephen Farry Alliance

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Melanie Kennedy Ind

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Kieran Maxwell SF

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Caoimhe McNeill SDLP

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Gavan Reynolds Ind

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Frank Shivers CON

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