Muir welcomes redevelopment of West Green area, Loughview, Holywood

As Alliance Party Councillor (designate) for the Holywood area I welcome the £6m investment which will fund demolition and redevelopment of housing in the West Green Area, Loughview Estate, Holywood.

Following the recent announcement by Social Development Minister Alex Attwood I welcome his decision to approve the Housing Executive's proposal for the West Green Area is long overdue it is to be warmly welcomed. Substantial lobbying over a long period of time by local Councillors, community organisations and residents has at last paid dividends. I commend all those who worked hard over many years to secure this announcement.

Whilst providing new homes the demolition and redevelopment will also hopefully eradicate the problems associated with the current buildings which have been a magnet for anti social behaviour.

Following the announcement and my recent selection as Councillor for the Holywood area I will now be working to ensure work starts as soon as possible with the views and opinions of local people accommodated in the Implementation Plan to be devised the Housing Executive.

5 July 2010