DE­VEL­OPER WANTS TO FIN­ISH STALLED HOMES

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOGARTY

THE orig­i­nal de­vel­oper hopes to com­plete work at the stalled Kil­bride Lane so­cial hous­ing project in Bray.

Dis­trict Man­ager Tom Mur­phy told mem­bers of Bray Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict at their meet­ing last week that the coun­cil has met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the com­pany and the ex­am­iner.

‘Both par­ties say the in­ten­tion is that the de­vel­oper fin­ish the con­tract,’ said Mr Mur­phy. ‘ The coun­cil awaits spe­cific pro­pos­als. We re­gard this as a pri­or­ity project and there is ev­ery wish for it to pro­ceed.’

Cllr Pat Vance said that the process they are at­tempt­ing to go through now is the quick­est to try to turn it around.

‘Every­body in­volved wants a res­o­lu­tion as soon as pos­si­ble,’ said Cllr John Ryan.

He said that he had also met with the chief ex­ec­u­tive to of­fer help if needed and that re­solv­ing things di­rectly would be the fastest so­lu­tion.

‘Go­ing to re-ten­der would be a disas­ter,’ he said. ‘No­body wants that.’

Cllr Bren­dan Thorn­hill said that this mat­ter is very ur­gent. Cllr Vance said that ev­ery­one is mov­ing as quickly as they pos­si­bly can.

Cllr Joe Be­han said that the units are des­per­ately needed and it is a big blow that work has stopped.

Work ground to a halt last month, amid the fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties of MDY con­struc­tion.

The 42 units at Kil­bride Lane were due to be fin­ished by the end of next year. The coun­cil ac­quired the land over a decade ago for €6.1 mil­lion. The de­vel­op­ment is to con­sist of seven one-bed apart­ments, three one-bed ac­ces­si­ble units for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, four two-bed apart­ments, 20 two-bed two-storey houses, five three-bed two-storey houses and one fourbed three-storey house.

The site at Kil­ride Lane.

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