Coun­cil seek­ing per­mis­sion for 44 new so­cial homes

Wexford People - - NEWS -

WEX­FORD COUNTY Coun­cil has sub­mit­ted a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a devel­op­ment of 44 so­cial hous­ing units in Pem­brokestown.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity in­tends to build 26 apart­ments and 18 houses on the site which is lo­cated at the junc­tion of White­rock Hill Road and White­rock Cres­cent. The 1.5 hectare site is cur­rently over­grown with gorse, wil­low and bram­ble.

In plan­ning doc­u­ments, it is ex­plained that the ini­tial plan was to de­liver 36 units of semi-de­tached houses and apart­ments in a large block, at an es­ti­mated cost of just over €6m. How­ever, as the process went on, the brief was ad­justed and the num­ber of units in­creased to 44 apart­ments and houses, to be clus­tered around home zones with a cen­tral pocket park.

The break­down of units is: four three-bed apart­ments; 16 two-bed apart­ments; six onebed apart­ments; 14 three-bed semi-de­tached houses; and four four-bed semi-de­tached houses.

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