Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the news that Derry City and Strabane District council has approved an application for 25 private homes on the H2 site at Buncrana road which will be developed by Lynwood Homes ltd.
Councillor Hassan said
After 13 years of campaigning to now have this site being developed we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. The long saga of the H2 site seems to be coming to an end. This new development comprises of private homes, i am also being told that other developers are acquiring land in H2 for the construction of social homes and one housing association is looking to build 200 homes.
I have to commend the efforts and commitment these developers have shown in bringing about this situation and convincing the banks to sell off some of the land so that they can kick start developments on the Buncrana Road site.
Over the last number of years I have proposed motions on Derry City Council to have this site developed and only last month as vice chair of the planning committee on the new the council I proposed the same motion.