Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning permission for the construction of 197 much needed homes in Derry.
The proposals have now been passed by Derry City Council.
Minister Mark Durkan said: “I welcome Derry City Council giving their backing for this much needed boost to social housing in this area. It will provide a varied mix of housing units to cater for all the future residents including a house for people with complex needs. There is a real boost to the local economy as well, ensuring much needed construction jobs in these hard economic times.”
The proposal is for social housing units with landscaping and associated site works, on lands at Galliagh, south of Skeoge Link Road and adjacent to the Lower Galliagh Road.
This is an area of acute social housing need. The scheme includes a mix of housing types includes one and two bedroom apartments, two, three and four bedroom housing. The housing will be a mix of single to three storey dwellings, predominately semi detached with some small scale terrace rows. The proposal will include open space provision as required under the master plan for the whole area and incorporate a bus route.