Duffy welcomes plans for 500 new homes in Derry

Sinn Féin Group leader on DCSDC Sandra Duffy has welcomed the news that a number of major planning applications were passed this week which will see over 400 homes being built at  Ballyoan off Clooney Road and 55 new homes at the Ebrington site.

Councillor Sandra Duffy said

“This £85m investment at Ballyoan will sustain up to 150 local construction jobs for the next ten years.

“The much-needed homes in the Waterside will come in a variety of sizes, types and styles along with community facilities including a crèche and gym.

“It will also provide play facilities in an area where there is a major deficit in terms of parks and open spaces.

Commenting in relation to the Ebrington plans she said

“This is another step towards the realisation of the potential of Ebrington Square.

“The  design fits in well with the wider development.

“Its bringing much needed homes within the city centre area, as well as supporting businesses in Ebrington and Clooney Terrace and down as far as Spencer Road.