Tower Block Strategy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Paul Givan Paul Givan DUP 2:30 pm, 24th January 2017

The tower block strategy was touched on in the debate earlier. The way in which the Northern Ireland Housing Executive manages the properties within its remit is entirely a matter for it. The Northern Ireland Housing Executive board has requested that its officers develop a comprehensive action plan for each tower block based on the options appraisal. It is intended to have the action plans submitted to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive board by the late summer of this year. However, I recognise that this is an issue for tenants in tower blocks, and it is one that they have been very exercised about. Obviously, the Housing Executive is dealing with that, and I hope that it will be able to expedite the matter so that people know what the plans are for the tower blocks.