Ní Chuilín backs Carrick Hill housing plan
Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Carál Ní Chuilín MLA has pledged support for a plan to build social homes in the Carrick Hill area of North Belfast.
The North Belfast MLA was commenting after Choice Housing Association announced plans to build 20 apartments and eight houses on the Little Donegall Street car park. Given the extent of housing need in the area she urged Belfast City Council to approve the plan.
“Sinn Féin have long campaigned for the need to develop social housing on available land, particularly in areas of high objective need such as North Belfast,” Carál Ní Chuilín said.
“The demand has and will remain to be for homes, not for car parks so we are calling on the Council to ensure all opportunities to provide much needed homes for local families are maximised.
“All bodies that have responsibility for housing development need to focus on the lack of supply of social homes and ending the inequalities that exist within the housing system.”