Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has welcomed confirmation that Stormont officials are formulating an action plan to develop the Galliagh area in the coming years.
The Foyle MLA said the plan will be devised by Executive Departments and will be informed by a community consultation process.
Martina Anderson commented: “Over the past year, I have been lobbying the Department for Communities and the Executive Office to develop a strategic vision for Galliagh to address persisting infrastructural, social and economic issues in the area.
“I am delighted that a cross departmental team of officials have confirmed that they are working on a plan to address these issues.
“It is essential that the new plan is delivery focused and it must drive forward essential social, economic and physical renewal projects for the entire area.
“This plan will be informed by a community consultation that was undertaken as part of the Galliagh Social Cohesion Project to maximise the involvement of local residents.
“This approach must be continued to ensure that the plan properly addresses the needs of Galliagh residents.
“Sinn Féin will continue to follow the development of this project and work to ensure that it delivers tangible change for the people of Galliagh.”