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Housing Executive reaffirms interest in Carrickhill area for social housing - Ní Chuilín

3 December, 2018 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

Ní Chuilín welcomes confirmation Housing Executive is willing to reaffirm its interest Carrickhill area for social housing

Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed confirmation that the Housing Executive is willing to reaffirm its interest in a piece of derelict land in the Carrickhill area for social housing.

The party’s housing spokesperson was speaking after a site visit today with the Department of Infrastructure, Department of Communities, the Housing Executive and Choice Housing with the Carrickhill Residents.

Carál Ní Chuilín said:

“As part of ongoing lobbying for social housing in North Belfast I contacted the Department for Infrastructure to ascertain why land at Clifton Street/Regent St in the Carrickhill area had not been given to the Housing Executive.

“I welcome the fact the Housing Executive has confirmed it is willing to re-affirm their interest in this site for housing and will now go through the formal procedure for doing so. 

“The Department of Infrastructure have also reaffirmed that the process to offer the land to any other body has halted.

“I welcome confirmation from the Department of Communities that they are completely committed to ensuring the Programme for Government Commitment to reduce the waiting lists for homes will be honoured.

“Sinn Féin will continue to make sure that this issue remains at the forefront in meetings with the relevant bodies and residents before and after Christmas.”

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