New turnkey housing project is officially launched in Gorey
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...