Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the start of the new road system at the Skeogelands that started this week, the new road will allow more development of social homes in the area.
Cllr Hassan said.
This new road which is called the Spine Road will stretch through the present Apex development to the second roundabout on Skeoge Road. And also access onto the Lower Galliagh Road to allow residents in the Woodbrook area to access the Skeoge road.
Cllr, Hassan also said.
Another 350 social homes are planned for the area over the next year and just this week Derry and Strabane Council planning committee have approved 115 new social homes in the area. This is a good news story for social housing provision in Derry and for the hundreds of people on the homeless waiting list.
The number of people waiting for a home in the city has increased dramatically over the past few years and these new homes will go some way to alleviating that problem. I will continue that lobby at every opportunity to ensure that the need for new social housing schemes is kept firmly on the agenda in the city.