SDLP Waterside Councillor Martin Reilly has welcomed plans he believes will “significantly invest in the lives of young people” in the Top of the Hill area of the city.
Mr Reilly said at this week’s Development Committee of Derry City Council, plans were outlined for the redevelopment of a 40-acre site in the Waterside.
“The Top of the Hill area needs investment in play provision, and I am glad to see this plan incorporates facilities for community use and also provision of a GAA pitch, as well as some housing provision,” said Cllr Reilly.
“Many people in the Waterside were disappointed to see closure of Immaculate Conception College, but this land now provides the opportunity to significantly invest in the lives of young people in the area by providing these much needed facilities.
“I encourage everyone to view the outline plan, which is to be submitted for planning permission later this year.
“While this is at concept stage at present, I would like to see progress as soon as possible and, in that regard, I welcome the cross party support these proposals received in the Council chamber yesterday.”