Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly has said the Parades Commission decision on Saturday’s parade is a “sensible” one.
“The dialogue that began before July 12 to find a resolution to the situation should recommence without pre-conditions,” he said.
Mr Kelly said the Orange Order stipulating that a parade must take place before dialogue can commence “is not the way to progress this situation” and called on “unionist politicians and loyalist paramilitaries” to remove the protest camp.
Alliance councillor John Blair has called on all sides in the Ligoniel dispute to respect the Parades Commission’s determination.
Cllr Blair said: “There is also a need for elected representatives to choose their words wisely in order to reduce tensions in the area.”