Ugly reality of promised ideal

An artist's impression of what Copperthorpe was supposed to look like.

An artist's impression of what Copperthorpe was supposed to look like.

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A resident of a partially completed housing development in Drumahoe says he’s concerned crumbling and incomplete footpaths, road ways and street lights are posing a risk to health and safety.

The Copperthorpe resident - who in 2011 moved into the relatively new estate, which commands spectacular views of the lower Faughan Valley - claims he’s been living in a building site for the past two years.

Cattle have been spotted roaming in parts of the Copperthorpe development.
Cattle have been spotted roaming in parts of the Copperthorpe development.

“Time is passing quite quickly and there has been no sign of any further developments the area is becoming a health and safety risk for me and my family and also the families in the street,” he told the Sentinel. See Page 3.

Flytipping has become a problem at the Copperthorpe site.
Flytipping has become a problem at the Copperthorpe site.
An unfinished house in Copperthorpe in Drumahoe. Residents have complained that the development remains a partial ghost estate after the developers behind the scheme were placed in administration.
An unfinished house in Copperthorpe in Drumahoe. Residents have complained that the development remains a partial ghost estate after the developers behind the scheme were placed in administration.
 

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