Call for more street lighting for Central Drive area
Sinn FÃ©in Councillor Kevin Campbell has called for additional street lighting to be installed in the Central Drive area as part of plans for new housing in the area.
Councillor Campbell said: “A new housing development right in the heart of Creggan was recently approved by the council. It will consist of a row of six, three-storey social houses constructed between what is now the new Bishop’s Bar and the shops along Central Drive.
“I believe it is now an ideal opportunity to include a new street lighting system for this street and a number of laneways that run off it.
“It is a very busy place at the best of times but at night-time people are concerned about using some of the laneways due to bad lighting.”
Colr. Campbell added: “I have been in contact with Transport NI and Apex to see if we can come up with a workable solution to resolve the lighting here to make it safer for local residents and users of local businesses and community facilities.”
His comments come after Derry City & Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee approved the new housing development at its monthly meeting back in January.