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SDLP welcomes latent demand results for rural housing

Northern Ireland Housing Executive latent demand tests for housing in Derrymacash and Derrytrasna in 2018 determined housing need support for mixed social and affordable housing.

Following the latent demand tests in October 2018 SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly welcomes the news that plans are being progressed.

Mrs Kelly said: “I am delighted to confirm that housing need support has been given to a housing
association proposal in Derrytrasna for a mixed and affordable scheme. A housing association is proposing to deliver 14 units with plans to be submitted to ABC council this week.”

“In Derrymacash, Housing Associations are currently actively trying to identify a site for housing and await formal registration of these proposals with the NIHE Development Programme Group to progress.”

SDLP Craigavon Councillor Declan McAlinden commented: “For a long time, the SDLP have been arguing for social and affordable homes in our rural areas and at long last are work is paying off.

“I am very pleased that the need for more homes in Derrymacash has been approved however, a site is yet to be determined. Therefore, I am asking if any landowners are interested please get in contact with myself or the SDLP office in Lurgan.”

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