Forward moves on redeveloping former Ebrington Primary School

Fri, 08/11/2019 - 10:31 -- Editor

SDLP Waterside Councillor Martin Reilly and Derry City and Strabane District Council Group Leader has welcomed progress on the development of the former Ebrington PS site.  Speaking after a range of Capital Development projects received approval at DCSDC’s Governance and Strategic Planning Committee Councillor Reilly said, “At Governance and Strategic Planning Committee this week Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed to allocate £75,000 towards the purchase of strategic Green Space at the former Ebrington Primary School and make provision of £10,000 toward professional fees to develop greenway linkages around this site. This is very positive news for the local population as it allows the retention of this valuable urban based green space to be kept for sporting and community use.” Speaking regarding the long awaited demolition of the former school building, Councillor Reilly continued, “I have also been in touch with the Education Authority this week about their plans for the demolition of the building. They have confirmed to me that they are continuing their efforts to have the demolition completed within this financial year.”