Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the announcement that planning permission for a £10million hotel has been approved at the former Tillie and Henderson site in Derry.
Councillor Patricia Logue said
“Sinn Féin has been lobbying for many years for a landmark project at this site so I welcome this announcement that approval has been given for a new £10million hotel complex.
Such plans would help revitalise the entire area at the gateway into to our city centre plus providing much needed employment.
At a meeting as far back as 2010 with local elected representatives and community groups, organised by Triax,Sinn Féin pressed for the inclusion of social clauses in any construction jobs or jobs that may be created at the site on completion of the project.
It is important now that approval has been granted that social clauses are high on the agenda and that the local community is fully consulted on the plans as this project moves forward.