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There have been continuous calls to upgrade the A5. Credit: Martin McKeown

There have been continuous calls to upgrade the A5. Credit: Martin McKeown

There have been continuous calls to upgrade the A5. Credit: Martin McKeown

With over 43,000 people in Northern Ireland sitting on the housing waiting list, work must be done now on all available and unused sites to ease the dire need for more homes.

The Housing Executive has revealed it owns more than 300 acres of unused land, while in Belfast’s Shankill Road area, 82 undeveloped, vacant or derelict sites — in public or private ownership have been identified.


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