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Hargey announces Pound 37m housing project for Upper New Lodge

Northern Ireland Executive
22 Oct 2021, 21 GMT+10

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced a 37million housing regeneration project for north Belfast that will result in the creation of 123 new homes.

Hargey announces 37m housing project for Upper New Lodge

Minister Hargey said:

"I am delighted to announce this 37m regeneration project for Upper New LodgeBelfast. This scheme will deliver high quality, affordable and sustainable homes.

"We have been workingin collaboration with the local community to see this much needed project delivered. Thearea will be massively redeveloped and will see 123 new homes being built. I meant it when I said we need to build homes where they are needed."

Minister Hargey explained:

"The challenges in our housing system have been there for many years. That is why I am leading the biggest housing reform programme in over 50 years. I am driving forward to deliver housing options and solutions that our society needs, demands and deserves.

"This 37m investment in North Belfast is evidence that the transformation work will deliver for people, workers and their families"

This projectwill see an area being redeveloped which lies between Hillman Street and Stratheden Street. It will result in the construction of 123 new social homes. As part of the ambitious scheme, the Housing Executive will remove properties that have deteriorated for many years, to make way for new, high quality homes.

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