Rural housing proposals welcomed

Thomas Larkham, Declan McAlinden and Dolores Kelly.
Thomas Larkham, Declan McAlinden and Dolores Kelly.

Two rural sites near Lurgan have been identified for ‘Social and Affordable Housing’.

The sites under consideration are in the Derrymacash and Derrytrasna areas.

SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly MLA and Cllr Declan McAlinden welcomed the news.

Mrs Kelly said: “Everyone has the right to a home and that housing remains a big priority for the SDLP. We have been continuing the campaign for increased Social and Affordable Housing right across the constituency of Upper Bann.

“Demand for smaller homes for older people and people with disabilities continues to rise. We have met with a number of housing providers and the NI Housing

Executive over the summer months to identify land and possible solutions.”

Cllr McAlinden added; “A consultation process will be commencing soon for sites opposite Wolfe Island Terrace and St Mary’s PS Derrytrasna. Details will be in the local press.

“I would encourage all residents to please lend your support to these developments which will help to ensure that our rural communities, schools and sporting organisations continue to be vibrant and sustained in the larger term.”