Housing Executive face decision on Lisnafin flats

Some of the derelict flats in Lisnafin.

THE Housing Executive is coming under increasing pressure to demolish a block of flats in Lisnafin Park.

The facility, which has become a magnet for antisocial behaviour in recent times, is largely derelict and is considered by locals to be little more than an eyesore.

Leading the calls for demolition and ultimately the replacement of the flats with family homes is local SDLP councillor Patsy Kelly who claims there are only two residents living in the entire apartment block.

“At a recent meeting with the Housing Executive at council I asked if these flats could be demolished, in order that new social housing could be looked at,” Cllr Kelly told the Chronicle.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t get anything like a proper response. I wasn’t given an answer but that won’t stop me asking the questions.

“Surely people are entitled to a decent quality of life. People don’t want these flats, they want family homes and I know there is a considerable waiting time for such homes in Strabane.


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