Welcome signs of confidence returning to the home front
There is good news on housing with the announcement a Carryduff firm plans to build 1,000 homes in Newtownards.
This is part of a £200m project in Co Down and it is expected to create 500 jobs, which is further good news for the construction sector.
This is the second major development in housing within recent months after another construction firm announced that it would build 550 family homes in Bangor.
These developments, which are urgently needed, show a new confidence in the housing market.
This is to be welcomed after the drastic downturn eight long years ago.