Derry City Council's Planning Committee Chair, SDLP Cllr Angela Dobbins, has welcomed approval for 1,600 new social homes in Derry.
This will include 1,400 new homes at Skeoge.
She said: "The approval of planning permission for 1,600 new homes for Derry is terrific news. The social housing deficit in Derry is a very real crisis. The largest development approved will see 1,400 new homes built at Skeoge and these will go some way to helping fill the gap in provision in the city."