Pace of house builds ‘ac­cel­er­at­ing’

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

MIN­IS­TER of State at the Depart­ment of Hous­ing, Plan­ning and Lo­cal Govern­ment, Damien English of­fi­cially opened one hous­ing scheme and turned the sod on an­other when he vis­ited Sligo last Fri­day.

THE sod was turned on the coun­cil’s Knap­pagh­more Road scheme and af­ter­wards the rib­bon was cut on the Fa­ther O’ Flana­gan de­vel­op­ment at Forthill which con­sists of 22 two and three bed­room units at a cost of €3.7m.

The houses are de­signed to achieve at least an A3 BER rat­ing. The Min­is­ter wished the new res­i­dents many years of health and hap­pi­ness. The Min­is­ter also turned the sod at the Knap­pagh Beg site on the Strand­hill Road, as well as an­nounc­ing projects at Rosses Point and Col­looney. The to­tal value of the projects is €15m and they will de­liver 57 new so­cial units. “When Re­build­ing Ire­land was launched, we asked lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to ac­cel­er­ate the pace of hous­ing de­liv­ery. I am pleased that Sligo County Coun­cil is re­spond­ing to that re­quest.

“Over the next few weeks, Sligo County Coun­cil will have 66 new units on site for de­liv­ery in 2019/20. The Coun­cil are also bring­ing for­ward pro­pos­als for an­other 149 new units at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions,” said the Min­is­ter.

Min­is­ter of State Damien English with Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices Sligo Co. Co. Bart­ley Gavin and DeputyTony McLough­lin with res­i­dent of the new Fr O’Flana­gan Ter­race, Bernie White.

Min­is­ter of State Damien English turns the sod on the hous­ing de­vel­op­ment at Knap­pagh­more.

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