New turnkey hous­ing project is of­fi­cially launched in Gorey

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

A NEW turnkey hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in Gorey was of­fi­cially launched last week with the han­dover of four of the com­pleted units.

The 22-unit scheme in Gleann an Ghairdin, Bal­lyte­gan Road, Gorey, was launched on Fri­day and pre­ceded the han­dover of new dis­abled ac­cess homes in Oyle­gate.

On Fri­day morn­ing Min­is­ter of State at the Depart­ment of Fi­nance and the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Ex­pen­di­ture and Re­form, Michael D’Arcy, was on hand to of­fi­ci­ate at the cer­e­mony.

The re­main­ing units will he handed over to Wex­ford County Coun­cil over the com­ing months and a spokesper­son for Wex­ford County Coun­cil said the rest of the houses will shortly be oc­cu­pied by fam­i­lies from the lo­cal author­ity’s Hous­ing List.

Speak­ing at the han­dover Min­is­ter D’Arcy ex­pressed de­light that the strong hous­ing de­mand in North Wex­ford is be­ing met.

‘It can be very dif­fi­cult for those on the Coun­cil’s Hous­ing List to se­cure ac­com­mo­da­tion in the area,’ he said.

‘This turnkey de­vel­op­ment will be fully com­pleted and oc­cu­pied in the next year bring­ing se­cu­rity of tenure,’ he added.

Min­is­ter D’Arcy added that get­ting ac­cess to the new houses would also bring re­newed qual­ity of life to 22 fam­i­lies who he said: ‘Have been wait­ing pa­tiently for many years for a home of their own.’

The han­dover cer­e­mony fol­lowed a meet­ing ear­lier in the day at which so­cial hous­ing ac­tiv­ity in the county was dis­cussed by Min­is­ter D’Arcy and Coun­cil of­fi­cials .

Sinead Kehoe, dept. of hous­ing plan­ning and lo­cal gov­ern­ment; Cllr. Fion­ntan O Sul­leab­hain, Dan Mor­ris­sey Wex­ford Low En­ergy Homes; Min­is­ter Michael D’Arcy, se­nior hous­ing of­fi­cer, Padraig O’Gor­man, Cathaoir­lach Cllr. Joe Sul­li­van and di­rec­tor of...

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