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Traffic on Belfast’ Ormeau Road

Traffic on Belfast’ Ormeau Road

DUP’s Christopher Stalford

DUP’s Christopher Stalford

Traffic on Belfast’ Ormeau Road

Politicians, residents and businesses are divided over plans to pedestrianise Belfast's Ormeau Road over summer weekends.

The 'Open Ormeau' plan has been backed by SDLP MP Claire Hanna and the party's local councillors.

The Alliance and Green parties also back the proposal, but DUP MLA Christopher Stalford says it could have disastrous repercussions for the area.