So­cial hous­ing for Balt­in­glass gets ap­proval

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

AT LAST Mon­day’s monthly meet­ing of Wick­low County Coun­cil the elected mem­bers voted in favour of a Part 8 al­low­ing for the con­struc­tion of 34 houses in Balt­in­glass.

The de­vel­op­ment and all as­so­ci­ated works will take place at White­hall and will con­sist of 23 two bed houses and 11 three bed houses, all two storey.

Cllr Ed­ward Tim­mins wel­comed the pro­vi­sion of so­cial hous­ing in west Wick­low but also felt the coun­cil should con­sider a walk­way.

‘This de­vel­op­ment will be near the town park at Park­more and near the river Slaney. Would it be pos­si­ble to put a walk­way in place? I would ask that con­sid­er­a­tion be given to­ward putting some sort of walk­way that would link up with the new de­vel­op­ment,’ said Cllr Tim­mins.

Cllr Vin­cent Blake also of­fered his sup­port to the pro­posed walk­way.

‘This will be the first so­cial hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in south west Wick­low for many years. I also wel­come the pro­posal over the walk­way’.

Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices Joe Lane said he ex­pected work on the hous­ing de­vel­op­ment to start next year.

Twenty-three coun­cil­lors voted in favour of the Part 8. No one op­posed it and nine mem­bers weren’t present dur­ing the vote.

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