Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan over the last week has met Iona Enterprises, The Executive Office Urban Village and Westland Holdings the owners of the Meenan Square Complex to impress the importance of developing this site without any further delays.
Karen Mullan said “Over this past year I have been in contact with Iona Enterprises, The Executive Office Urban Villages staff and Westland Holdings the owners to ensure that the development of Meenan Square is progressed in agreement with what was outlined in the Community consultations. I have given both the new owners and the Executive Office the time to work through the private and community elements of the development and to come to a mutually agreed solution.
“Both my engagements this week have been positive and I welcome the hard work from all involved to get this development off the ground. But it is important for all involved that Meenan Square is developed as soon as possible.
“The site has been an eyesore and a gathering place for anti-community activity over the past number of years and the community want to see it developed as quickly as possible.
“I will continue to meet with all stakeholders to ensure full details of the planned development along with a timeline are shared with residents and wider community so that all concerned are fully informed and kept up to date in the coming months.