North Belfast DUP MLA Councillor Paula Bradley has expressed delight at the progress of a new life-long housing development in Rathcoole.
The new development of 28 homes is on the site of the old Rathcoole Gardens flats and represents an increase in the number of homes.
The MLA and Newtownabbey councillor was speaking after visiting the building site recently along with representatives of APEX Housing Association, TCAL contractors and local resident, Roy McComb.
She said: “I want to warmly welcome this new housing boost for Rathcoole and was delighted to see first-hand the progress being made towards completion at the site.
“I have been working with the local residents’ group for some time now and know that former residents of Rathcoole Gardens are very much looking forward to moving into these new homes. I was extremely impressed by the high standard of the new flats and want to congratulate the housing association, architects and contractors involved in this development.
“I am well aware of the high demand for social housing in Rathcoole, and in particular accommodation which can be adapted to meet individual needs.
“The completion of these 28 homes, as well as new builds at Doagh Road and scheduled development in Rushpark, will go some way to addressing this demand. I will continue to work with my DUP colleagues in North Belfast and Newtownabbey to lobby strongly on this important issue.”