City Deal must be in line with Strategic Growth Plan – McCallion

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has said the delivery of a City Deal for the north west must have the necessary economic benefits which meet the needs of the region. 

Speaking after meeting British Minister for Housing, Communities & Local Government James Brokenshire, the Foyle MP said:

“I welcome continued support for a City Deal which can begin to unlock the economic potential that we have in our city region. 

“We have submitted ambitious plans, which I look forward to progressing to the next stage of the City Deal process.

“However, James Brokenshire heard loud and clear that investment from the City Deal must have the necessary economic benefits which meets the needs of the north west, as outlined in the Strategic Growth Plan.

“I will continue to engage with the British and Irish governments, local stakeholders and others to ensure our ambitious plans become reality in the time ahead.”