The issues faced by residents of Galliagh Shore were raised at the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday.

Ulster Unionist MLA for Fermanagh South Tyrone, Rosemary Barton raised the issue of the development to SDLP Infrastructure Minister, Nicola Mallon.

Mrs. Barton asked the minister for an update on the progress of sewerage treatment works in the Enniskillen estate.

Mallon sympathised with residents but emphasised that The Department of Infrastructure cannot carry out works in private development.

Mrs. Mallon said: "I really sympathise with the residents of Galliagh Shore, because they are in a very distressing situation. However, as I am sure that the Member is aware, Galliagh Shore is a private development, and neither my Department nor Northern Ireland Water has any legal remit to carry out works in such private developments.”

Mrs. Mallon did acknowledge some of lobbying being carried out by residents.

She said: “The residents have been liaising with the National House Building Council (NHBC) regarding its responsibilities in the development, and I believe that an offer has been made by the NHBC that has been accepted by the residents.

"The residents have also advised that they are working with a contractor to have an on-site investigation into the works carried out, a design solution prepared and a full cost estimate for the works detailed.

“Residents have approached my Department to see whether assistance could be provided in making up a shortfall in the funding should it be required. I am considering whether that can be achieved using my blue-green infrastructure fund, and my officials will be in contact with the residents as the case develops.

"Once full and final costings have been provided, I will be able to take a decision on any contribution that may be possible from my Department.”