Kelly urges social housing response

Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly is urging everyone with an interest to respond to social housing consultation.

“The Department for Social Development,” she said, “is currently seeking submissions to its consultation ‘Developer Contributions for Social Housing’.

“Developer Contributions is a housing policy that obliges private property developers to allow a percentage of all new builds for social housing to help alleviate housing need.

“I urge everybody with an interest to respond to this consultation.

“Housing is one of the cornerstones upon which the SDLP was formed; that hasn’t changed.

“Today, people are still continuing to experience housing need and the construction sector is continuing to experience hardship.

“This consultation is an important opportunity for everyone to have their say on an important tenet that will affect both social housing and the local construction industry.

“The consultation runs until August 26 and can be found on the DSD website.”