94 HOMES SECURED FOR GASWORKS SITE
Homes Now campaigners welcome the announcement by Radius Housing of 94 new units entering the planning system for the Gasworks site. This will be a significant addition to the area, and shows that when the community educates and organises itself it can achieve great things. The new homes in the Gasworks will include 60 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses, and 34 2-bedroom apartments. The houses will be developed with their own private gardens, and each apartment will have private balcony space, with other communal green space throughout the sites.
“This is a key milestone in the residents hard fought Homes Now campaign to secure and develop housing on the site.” FIONNTAN HARGEY MDA
We were also joined on the day by local Sinn Fein MLA and Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey, who has campaigned with residents from the beginning of the campaign to secure housing on the site. When speaking about the proposals for the Gaswork’s site Deirdre Hargey said; “Delivering more housing, where it is needed, is a priority for me. I very much welcome the work of Radius and the local community for their efforts to includemuch needed social housing in this area as part of wider regeneration.”
Speaking as the proposals were submitted, Anita Conway, Director of Development at Radius Housing, said: “This redevelopment and regeneration proposal is an important project for the Gasworks, the surrounding community and for the whole city. We have been engaging with the local community for some time, and we have listened carefully to their views on the type of regeneration needed. The housing need in this area is clear, and we are confident that the design of the 94 high quality homes across two sites will help to address this issue.”