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Redevelopment Area No 26/27

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, at the time when redevelopment area No. 26/27 was declared, how many houses were (a) occupied and (b) bricked up; and of those houses occupied how many had (i) received improvement grants from Northern Ireland Housing Executive, (ii) received repair grants from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and (iii) were unfit for habitation.

When redevelopment area 26/27 was declared in 1978 some 740 houses were occupied and 217 vacant or derelict; of these some 940 were statutorily unfit. Since 1972 when the Housing Executive took over no improvement grants have been made, but repair grants have been made on 353 houses.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new houses have been built in redevelopment area 26/27; how many have yet to be built to complete the development; and how many houses have been rehabilitated to (a) a 10-year life and (b) a 30-year life.

A total of 192 dwellings have been completed or are under construction in redevelopment areas 26 and 27. Completion of redevelopment including land formally in non housing use, will involve the construction of a further 348 dwellings. No houses have been rehabilitated. The Housing Executive has purchased the nearby former Sirocco works site and proposes to build a further 110 dwellings there.