A meeting is to take place this month to discuss a new proposal around the site of the Moyraverty flats in Craigavon, which have been plagued by anti-social behaviour over many years.
There has been movement now around the much-anticipated action plan for the flats.
And this could involve regeneration around the flats and surrounding area after ongoing issues highlighted over a long period of time.
The progress has been welcomed by local Alliance representative Robbie Alexander.
“The site, in recent years, has become a hub for anti-social behaviour,” he said. “Neighbours have been plagued by loitering, litter and low-level criminality.
“Political representatives for the area, as well as local residents, have called upon the Northern Ireland Housing Executive to carry out an economic appraisal for several years.
“After many years of lobbying, we are thrilled that there is some forward momentum with the plans for the regeneration of Moyraverty flats and surrounding site.
“Alliance has been engaging with the NIHE regularly regarding this issue and we are happy to learn that a meeting will take place this month to discuss a new proposal for the site. If it receives widespread support, the plans will be progressed.
“The Moyraverty area of Craigavon is thriving. It continues to expand with new homes being built and families choosing to live here.
“Local residents deserve investment in the area to regenerate a site that has been neglected for far too long.
“Alliance will continue to engage with residents, the NIHE and the local policing teams until the plans come to fruition.”