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Londonderry housing plan is approved

One of the biggest single housing developments in Northern Ireland has been given the green light by Derry and Strabane Council. (stock photo)
One of the biggest single housing developments in Northern Ireland has been given the green light by Derry and Strabane Council. (stock photo)
Donna Deeney

By Donna Deeney

One of the biggest single housing developments in Northern Ireland has been given the green light by Derry and Strabane Council.

South Bank Square Ltd plan to build around 750 new homes on a 37.5 hectare site in the Waterside area of the city in a £100m investment.

Construction work on the 10-year project will begin early spring next year and create 1,000 new jobs.

Concerns had been expressed about the impact the development would have on the Caw roundabout, a notorious accident black spot used by an estimated 60,000 vehicles every day.

South Bank Square owner Seamus Gillan said "This approval will not only deliver new homes and a great place to live but will help deliver considerable improvements to the road infrastructure in the area including at the Caw roundabout."

The new neighbourhood development will also include convenience retail and professional services, as well as play and recreation areas, and a linear park.

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