Sinn Fein Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed the news that new plans have been lodged for the redevelopment of the large redundant Thornhill School site.
Councillor Duffy said “It’s good to see that these plans have now been formally lodged for this site.
“At present the Thornhill site is a terrible eyesore situated on a key gateway into our city.
“These proposals to convert this site into a modern retirement village will I believe transform this entire area.
“Many believe that this may be an ideal way to address the problem and at the same time provide much needed retirement accommodation for older people in our community.We need to start the conversation now around all this.
“This development could help regenerate the greater Culmore area along with all the other ongoing projects such as the new community centre, the new country park at Coney road and the 3G pitch that are happening.