Caw Roundabout issues addressed in housing plan

The proposed new development would be built close to Caw Roundabout. DER3115GS29
The proposed new development would be built close to Caw Roundabout. DER3115GS29

The developers behind new plans for 800 homes at Crescent Link have said they are well aware of the issues around Caw Roundabout.

South Bank Square Managing Director, Seamus Gillan, said that from consultation with the community they have taken on board the importance of addressing traffic issues at the junction.

Friday 13th a good day for Derry L-R Seamus Gillan (South Bank Sq), Brian Kelly (Turley), John Quinn (ASI Architect) submit �100m plans for new homes, outside the Guildhall.

Friday 13th a good day for Derry L-R Seamus Gillan (South Bank Sq), Brian Kelly (Turley), John Quinn (ASI Architect) submit �100m plans for new homes, outside the Guildhall.

He said: “Traffic and the roundabout is something we have raised with council and Transport NI during pre-application discussion and have prepared an application that responds to these issues.

“We are not responsible for the existing defects in the road system. However, through collaboration with Transport NI we hope our application for new homes could contribute to a solution.”

SDLP Waterside Councillor Martin Reilly, who launched an online petition last year – signed by 1,000 people – which called for a much-needed upgrade of the Caw Roundabout following safety concerns that has seen more than 50 casualties over the past three years,said: “I welcome the submission of this planning application at Caw Roundabout which affords an opportunity to provide a solution which addresses both the current issues at the roundabout but also allows planning for future developments along this key strategic route for the city and wider North West.

““I hope that through partnership between the developer and Transport NI this major problem for our city can be addressed once and for all.”

An artist's impression of how the proposed new estate will look.

An artist's impression of how the proposed new estate will look.