Work on Old Fire Sta­tion project to start in Jan­uary

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By FIONA MA­GEN­NIS

WORK on the new res­i­den­tial scheme at the old Fire Sta­tion on Scar­let Street will start in Jan­uary, Louth County Coun­cil has said.

The is­sue was raised at the Novem­ber meet­ing of Drogheda Mu­nic­i­pal District with Coun­cil­lor Paul Bell query­ing when work will start.

The hous­ing of­fi­cer con­firmed the de­vel­op­ment at Scar­let Street is due to be­gin in Jan­uary.

She also re­vealed the coun­cil are as­sess­ing sites for in­fill de­vel­op­ment around town and this is an on­go­ing process.

The project on Scar­let Street will be un­der­taken by North and East Hous­ing As­soica­tion to pro­vide much needed so­cial hous­ing in the Drogheda area.

Plans for the rede­vel­op­ment was given plan­ning per­mis­sion last year with the scheme de­signed to re­vi­talise the site while still in­cor­po­rat­ing the char­ac­ter of the ex­ist­ing his­toric neigh­bour­hood in which it sits.

There will be 15 homes pro­vided on the foot­print of the old Fire Sta­tion.

The old sta­tion and the train­ing tower will be de­mol­ished to make way for a new, mod­ern build­ing which will pro­vide a mix of fam­ily homes and an apart­ment build­ing with 10 dwelling units. North & East Hous­ing said they are com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing good qual­ity homes in part­ner­ship with Louth County Coun­cil and are de­lighted to de­velop this site in con­junc­tion with the Coun­cil.

The new hous­ing project will be­gin on the old fire sta­tion site in Jan­uary.

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