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Redevelopment Area No 28

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new houses have been built in redevelopment area No. 28; and of these how many are two-bedroomed, three-bedroomed, four-bedroomed and five-bedroomed; and how many are single storeyed retirement pensioner dwellings.

In redevelopment area 28, 71 dwellings have been built and a further 26 to complete the development are under construction. They are of the following types:

Two-bedroom houses16
Two-bedroom flats16
Three-bedroom houses57
Four-bedroom houses4
Two-bedroom bungalows4

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when redevelopment area No. 28 was declared; how many houses according to the survey carried out by the Nothern Ireland Housing Executive were (a) occupied and (b) bricked up; and, of those houses which were occupied, how many had (i) received improvement grants, (ii) received repair grants and (iii) were statutorily unfit.

Redevelopment area 28 was formally declared on 15 December 1976 when 168 houses were occupied and 91 vacant and derelict. All 259 houses were statutorily unfit. Since 1972 when the Housing Executive took over, no improvement grants have been approved in this area. Over the same period repair grants were paid on 70 dwellings.