Council disappointment at High Court A5 move

Derry City Council has expressed its disappointment at a setback in the campaign to build the new A5 road following this week’s decision from the High Court.

At the monthly meeting of the Council’s development committee, councillors said they hoped an appeal to the decision would be successful.

Chair of the committee, SDLP councillor Martin Reilly proposed writing to the regional development minister asking that money earmarked for the A5 project should now be allocated for the A6 development to ensure it stays in the north west.

Sinn Féin councillor Elisha McCallion suggested waiting for the outcome of the appeal on the High Court decision and waiting until the monthly meeting of Derry City Council before asking for the money to be reallocated.

Colr. Reilly agreed and it was proposed that Council write to the DRD minister to call for full support to be given to the appeal to ensure the A5 project goes ahead.

Councillors also said that both projects are entitled to full financial support.