06/07/2015

Social Development Minister Opens New Social Housing Scheme

Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey has opened a new social housing scheme in Co Antrim.

The Bayview Park scheme in Derrymore was given £300,000 from the Department of Social Development.

Clanmil Housing Association (HA) developed the project, providing an additional £300,000 in funding.

The new scheme consists of six semi-detached family homes.
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Attending the official opening, Minister Storey said: "Six families will now benefit from comfortable dwellings which are close to a local primary school and many other community amenities, with the additional bonus of providing fantastic views over Lough Neagh. I wish all the new tenants of Bayview Park all the best in their new homes."

Elizabeth Martin, Housing Manager at Clanmil HA, added: "We are delighted to welcome our new tenants to Bayview Park, and it is lovely to have the Minister visit to wish them well as they settle into their new homes and new community here on the shores of Lough Neagh."

(LM)

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