Cash Injection For Lisburn Housing

A £77 million plan to regenerate low-cost housing in Northern Ireland has been launched by the Social Development Minister.

Margaret Ritchie said 924 new homes would be built in Lisburn over the next five years to tackle chronic shortages in the area.

Lisburn has one of the longest waiting lists for subsidised property and the money will also modernise existing residences and provide grants for upgrades.

“The strategy will focus, not only on increasing the supply of housing in Lisburn, but also on working with others to support well-being and regeneration initiatives,” the SDLP minister said. “It is not just about bricks and mortar but about building communities as well.”