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Battle over the Parisian-style pedestrian zone plan for Belfast’s Ormeau Road

Politicians, residents and businesses are divided over plans to make Ormeau Road in Belfast car-free over the summer weekends.

The ‘Open Ormeau’ plan is supported by SDLP Member of Parliament Claire Hanna and the party’s city councilors.

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