SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has expressed her excitement and delight on hearing the recent positive news regarding progress with the future of the former Culmore landfill site.
According to Cllr Dobbins substantive safety works, due to be completed in over 3 years’ time, is currently ahead of schedule and are now to be finalised at the end of the Summer.
A project to utilise gas from the site to generate electricity which can be sold onto the adjacent Waterworks, will also proceed ahead of schedule. This income generated will be fed back into the development of future works. The completion of these works means that the site can be developed in the near future with council and community involvement in order to realise its full environmental potential.
Cllr Dobbins said:“This is an issue I have been involved in for many years both as a resident of the area and as an elected representative. I have listened to the concerns of my constituents and neighbours and I am delighted that something positive will replace what has always been a blight on the Culmore landscape and village.
“The residents of this area have long suffered adverse disruption associated with the dump, the noise of heavy vehicles serving the site and the unpleasant odours which were relentless and particularly intense during warm weather.
“I have been informed that there will be a public consultation this Autumn to enable the public to contribute ideas for future use for the area which already includes two sports pitches. I will be available to help facilitate my constituents through this progress and I would urge everyone to participate. Should anyone have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.