Unionist political representatives have made a written submission to the Parades Commission ahead of this Saturday’s proposed ‘Twelfth’ parade along the Crumlin Road.
The move came as the commission was meeting to discuss the latest application by the Orange Order to complete the return leg of their annual July 12 parade back to Ligoniel Orange Hall.
A loyalist protest camp has been operating at Twaddell Avenue since the three Ligoniel lodges were banned from walking the stretch of the main Crumlin Road past the Ardoyne shop fronts.
In an attempt to break the impasse, representatives of the DUP, UUP, PUP and UPRG drafted the proposals which were forwarded to the commission yesterday.
DUP councillor Lee Reynolds said: “There was a two-page submission made on behalf of the four political parties in support of the Twaddell initiative.
“This offered an opportunity for everybody in north Belfast to move the situation forward. It is the only offer in town – no one else is offering anybody any other way out of this situation.”
Cllr Reynolds also described a meeting yesterday between the Chief Constable Matt Baggott and the Twaddell Civil Rights Camp Committee as “a good engagement”.