Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has welcomed an update from Minister Carál Ni Chuilin on the situation regarding long waited repairs to homes on Clooney Terrace, Dungiven Road and Duddy’s Court.
When on a visit to the city Minster Ni Chuilin took time to visit residents there to hear their concerns over delays to the work.
The Foyle MLA said “I have been working closely with my party colleague Councillor Christopher Jackson to try and get a resolution over the length of time it is taking to undertake badly needed renovations of homes in Clooney Terrace, Dungiven Road and Duddy’s Court.
“I contacted the Minister for the Communities Carál Ni Chuilin and asked whether her department could work in partnership with the Housing Executive to implement a scheme which would lead to the renovation of these properties.
“I received a reply from her office this week to say the Housing Executive recently undertook an Economic Appraisal for the properties in Clooney Terrace, Dungiven Road and Duddy’s Court.
“This explored a range of potential investment options for the blocks. The Appraisal needs the approval of her Department and was submitted to it by the Housing Executive on 15th November 2019.That DfC Officials are considering the appraisal and have asked for some further considerations from the Housing Executive. And these are currently being explored.
Concluding Martina Anderson said
“Residents just want the work done, so I hope all parties can work collectively to get this resolved as speedily as possible.