After six weeks of delays, broken promises and excuses, I am glad to see 1 Stewart's Place shored up which has enabled the road to be partially reopened. The work to the site at 1 Stewart's Place in Holywood was due to begin over a month ago but the road remained closed due to inaction and delays. The building partially collapsed last month.
With the shoring in place I will continue to pressure the Council and developer to explore longer-term options to get the road fully reopened, the building stabilised and normality resumed.
Serious lessons must be learnt after this debacle, including the lack of action due to the largely informal approach adopted by the authorities.