Dickson welcomes major social housing deal

Alliance Social Development spokesperson, Stewart Dickson MLA, has welcomed the £180million deal secured by Clanmil Housing to build 1,600 new houses. It will help create 1,000 jobs. Danske Bank and Barclays have agreed to lend Clanmil £75million and £45million respectively for the development.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “This is fantastic news that 1,600 new houses will be built in the coming years. I hope it will reduce the waiting lists for social housing and ensure that we have more modern and high standard homes.

“This announcement will also be a big boost to our construction sector that has faced a number of difficult years.

“I am glad to see our local banks getting involved in such a major business deal. It is obviously an indication of a growing confidence in our economy.”


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