Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has called on landowners and potential developers for the H2 site on the Buncrana Road to seek out all possible options for the site as soon possible.
Speaking to the Derry Journal, Colr. Hassan said he is prepared to facilitate a meeting with developers, Housing Associations and the Housing Executive to move the development to the next stage.
Colr. Hassan believes this massive site is key to reducing the homelessness problem in Derry.
“I have been lobbying heavily about this site for the last ten years and flagging up its potential as an area for building hundreds of new social homes.
“I am concerned that there appears to be ongoing problems around trying to get agreement in moving forward to get full usage of this site and the construction of new homes. I believe we need to unlock the massive potential this site offers on a key arterial route into our city.”
Colr. Hassan said he was convinced the issue could be resolved if everyone worked towards the same objective.
“Whatever problems there are around things moving on the H2 site I believe if people put their minds to this it can be resolved.
“It’s imperative that this site is utilised to reduce the 2000 people who are in housing stress and homeless in our city. And create much needed construction jobs.
“I am prepared to facilitate a meeting with developers, Housing Associations and the Housing Executive to move this to the next stage,” said Colr. Hassan.