Reilly welcomes progress on Copperthorpe adoption

Councillor Martin Reilly.
Councillor Martin Reilly.

SDLP Derry City Councillor Martin Reilly has welcomed confirmation from NI Water that progress is being made on bringing the sewers in the Copperthorpe estate in Drumahoe up to an adoptable standard.

The Copperthorpe site has been in administration for some years and residents continue to be frustrated at the lack of connection to the public carriageway and all of the benefits that entails.

Cllr Reilly said: “I had written to NI Water to see what progress they had made on getting the sewers in this area made ready for adoption to the public network.

“This work needs to happen to allow Transport NI to subsequently adopt the road network to the public carriageway.

“This recent action by NI Water will allow both that agency and Transport NI to work together within the next 3 to 4 weeks to discuss the costs of repair and consider the available monies already paid to the Department for Regional Development by the developer prior to the site being placed in administration.

“This has been a long-running saga for the residents in this estate. While this progress is good news for those residents who live in Phases 1 & 2, those who live in Phase 3 are still waiting for similar positive progress from the administrator.

“I will therefore continue to make representations to the relevant agencies for all those residents who live in the entire estate.”