Alex Easton MLA seeks reassurances from the Infrastructure Minister that the TNI depot site is to stay in Bangor.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
“I can see from the response to a NI Assembly Question that a feasibility study is being undertaken to consider the opportunities or otherwise to consolidate demand for Depots and Warehouses across central Government. While this is understandable I would have concerns that the Department may look to consolidate its Bangor TNI depot site in another location. We have seen recently Newtownards and further afield being chosen as the site for relocation of other facilities such as the PSNI Custody suit and GP Ward. This facility is vital for road maintenance across North Down and I want to send a clear message to TNI and the Infrastructure Minister, by all means do your feasibility study but leave the Balloo TNI depot site where it is!”
Alex Easton MLA
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what future plans Transport NI has for its Bangor depot.
My Department has no specific plans for the depot at Balloo Road Bangor. However, in accordance with the Executive’s Asset Management Strategy (2013), a feasibility study is being undertaken to consider the opportunities or otherwise to consolidate demand for Depots and Warehouses across central Government. The feasibility study is due to be completed in 2017 which will inform future plans for these types of facilities.