De­crease in coun­cil builds

Bray People - - News -

THERE WAS al­most a 30 per cent de­crease in house and apart­ments built by Wick­low County Coun­cil last year.

Last Thurs­day Min­is­ter Michael Fin­neran, Min­is­ter for Hous­ing, Ur­ban Re­newal and De­vel­op­ing Ar­eas said that more than 51,000 houses and apart­ments were built by lo­cal au­thor­i­ties in 2008.

How­ever just 1,219 of th­ese were built in Wick­low rep­re­sent­ing a de­crease of 28.5 per cent on the fig­ure for 2007. In 2007 1,704 houses were built by Wick­low County Coun­cil.

Speak­ing last week Min­ster FIn­neran said that ‘while there is an eas­ing off in hous­ing ac­tiv­ity and recog­nis­ing the dif­fi­cul­ties cur­rently fac­ing the pub­lic fi­nances, the Gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to fo­cus on qual­ity in the pro­vi­sion of hous­ing and to ad­dress­ing the hous­ing needs of the less well off in our so­ci­ety.’

In Wick­low 441 in­di­vid­ual houses were built while 573 scheme houses were built. 205 apart­ments were built un­der the pro­gramme.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.