Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has called on landowners and potential developers for the H2 site on the Buncrana Road to seek out all possible options for the site as soon possible.
He said he is prepared to facilitate a meeting with developers, Housing Associations and the Housing Executive to move this to the next stage.
Councillor Hassan believes this massive site is key to reducing the homeless problem in Derry.
He said “I have been lobbying heavily about this site for the last ten years and flagging up its potential as an area for building hundreds of new social homes.
I am concerned that there appears to be ongoing problems around trying to get agreement in moving forward to get full usage of this site and the construction of new homes. I believe we need to unlock the massive potential this site offers on a key arterial route into our city.
Whatever problems there is around things moving on the H2 site I believe if people put their minds to this it can be resolved.
It’s imperative that this site is utilised to reduce the 2000 people who are in housing stress and homeless in our city. And create much needed construction jobs.
I am prepared to facilitate a meeting with developers, Housing Associations and the Housing Executive to move this to the next stage.