Victory to the Market Community
After a long hard fought campaign the Stewart Street land is now in public ownership for housing led regeneration. Unlocking the Market Tunnels project and our communities full potential.
Fionntán Hargey, from the Market Development Association, hailed the best possible outcome for local residents:
“There has been concerns over the site being developed for offices going back over 50 years. In the last ten years, there were plans for a 14-storey office block, a 10-storey office block and two three-storey blocks so it is a big weight lifted off the shoulders of local residents. People are elated that not only that a negative proposal has been taken off the table once and for all but that the land will be used for community-led regeneration and housing. It is the best possible outcome for local residents.“