Plans have been submitted to build 100 new homes on the site of St. Peter’s School in Creggan, which closed its doors in June of this year.
The news that the plans have been submitted by a social housing organisation has been welcomed by Sinn Féin councillor Kevin Campbell.
“The number of people waiting for a home in Derry has increased dramatically over the past few years and there is a very high demand for people looking to be housed in the Creggan area.
“These houses will go some way to alleviating that problem.
“It’s also very important from the outset that any new development is built in full consultation with local residents and that adequate play provision for young children and parks are included in the project. As councillor for the area I will be working to ensure that this happens,” he Colr. Campbell said.