Creggan Burn plans unveiled tomorrow

Plans for the Creggan Burn area are to be unveiled to the public on Monday.
Plans for the Creggan Burn area are to be unveiled to the public on Monday.

Plans for social housing and community facilities on the expansive Creggan Burn Park site will be unveiled in Derry tomorrow.

Derry City Council has confirmed to the Journal that up to 80 social houses are expected to be built on the site. The plans also include a new community centre for the Glen.

A spokeswoman for the council said: “The Creggan Burn Park will involve a unique development partnership between Council, Apex and Glen Development Initiative, bringing forward a significant community regeneration project for the Glen area.

“Council has committed to working with partners to support a community-led regeneration of the site following the demolition by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) of the Cedar and Glen Court flats in 2009.

“The site was the subject of a successful application submitted by NIHE for outline planning permission in 2009 for the development of social housing and a community centre.

“Since this period, Council as a partner, have been working with a range of agencies in developing the proposed scheme further The scheme will see the proposed development by Apex of up to 80 social housing units on Council-owned land and the erection of a new modern purpose-built community centre to serve the needs of the local community.”

The existing Glenview Community centre is earmarked for demolition as part of the scheme with services being transferred to the new centre.

The plans will be available for viewing by the public at Glenview Community Centre from Monday 2nd until Friday 6th February.

A planning application is expected to be submitted by Apex in March 2015.

The proposed new development will seek to maximise connectivity to and from the adjoining Creggan Burn Park and link with the new walk and cycle way currently under construction by Derry City Council.

The spokesperson said: “As with all projects of this nature, delivery is subject to the outcome of usual planning, funding and contractual agreements between all parties involved with the project. Subject to all of these, the project should be on site during the next financial year.”