05/06/2014

£1.7m Social Housing Scheme Underway In L'Derry

A new £1.7million social housing scheme is being built in the Waterside area of L'Derry.

The new homes at Nelson Drive are being constructed by Trinity Housing and will provide four apartments for active older people and 13 family homes all for applicants on the social housing waiting list.

The development will be part funded by the Northern Ireland Executive through the Department for Social Development. Completion is planned for March 2015.

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland said: "The supply of increasing numbers of new social housing is one of my key objectives as Minister for Social Development. The Housing Executive has estimated that going forward 2,000 new social homes are required every year to keep abreast of demand.

"I am pleased to say that plans are already in place to deliver at that level of output in each of the next three years. These 17 new homes will make a valuable contribution to the 2,000 planned for cities, towns and villages throughout Northern Ireland during 2014-2015."

The new homes are being built to high energy efficiency levels. All have also been designed to Secured by Design and Lifetime Homes standards, ensuring added security for tenants and flexibility of adaptation if required at a later date.

(IT/MH)

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