Motion: Living Over the Shops Scheme – Monday 14 September 2020

MLAs Jonathan Buckley and Paula Bradley propose a motion that the Assembly recognises the role that repurposed and attractive residential space above retail premises can play in promoting the success of town centres across Northern Ireland, noting that making high streets high-quality locations to live as well as work can aid the economic recovery from COVID-19. They called on the Minister for Communities to consider establishing a living over the shops grant scheme to assist landlords to convert space above retail premises into residential accommodation.