Published Friday, 13 May 2011
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The scheme is intended to fix the problem of damp, which has plagued many of those who live in the area's 450 flats.
The NIHE are proposing to use PVC cladding on each of the seven blocks at a cost of £7m, along with pitched roofs and PVC windows, to reduce heat loss and prevent dampness.
However residents have hit out at the scheme, which they believe has been poorly thought out - so much so that they say red, white and blue pebble dashing had been proposed for the towers.
Angie McManus, who has lived in Maeve House since 1991, and spends over £120 a month heating her tenth floor home, wants the internal problems dealt with as well as the external ones.
"From what we've gathered there'll be little benefit for residents," Ms McManus told UTV.
"It'll protect the brickwork, but £7m is a lot of money and we're asking them to spend it wisely."
Prof. Geoff Green of Sheffield Hallam University is an expert in urban policy. He says both residents and the Executive need to look at the issues involved.
"It's no good just protecting the fabric of the building," he said. "Some say that's what cladding is intended to do, without sorting out the problem of providing a good home for people."
No-one from the Housing Executive was available for interview, but in a statement the organisation said no final decision had been taken and they would continue to consult with residents.