Ms. Long, in a letter to Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Pádraig Delargy, confirmed the review of the site will consider its strategic/historic context and will involved a needs assessments (including a latent demand test if necessary). The physical condition oif the site will also be completed. The review will exmaine local support services for Irish Travellers and be informed by consultation with Irish Travellers and key stakeholders, Ms. Long stated.
“This site should be put to positive use for social housing or for community, education or health facilities. It’s vitally important that we all work proactively to address the local housing needs issue through the identification of potential sites for social housing or much needed facilities.”