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Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes

Further announcements will be made later this year.

PastedImage-96446 The eight new social housing locations announced today. Source: Google Maps

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EIGHT LOCATIONS HAVE been chosen to house 450 new social housing units that are scheduled for completion in about three to four years.

The Department of the Environment says the new units are to be developed through a public private partnership with a total investment of €100 million.

Three of the sites are located in Cork with one each in the cities of Galway and Waterford.  There is a further one site each in counties Clare, Kildare and Roscommon.

The locations are:

  • The Walk, Roscommon Town (53 units)
  • The Miles, Clonakilty (50 units)
  • Slievekeale, Waterford City (50 units)
  • Ballyburke, Galway City (73 units)
  • Shannon East, Co. Clare (50-60 units)
  • Poundhill, Skibbereen (50 units)
  • Oakwood, Macroom (50-60 units)
  • Butterstream, Clane (80 units)

The sites will be delivered through public private partnership but will be developed with the cooperation of the six local authorities involved.

On Tuesday, the government announced plans to spend over €5 billion on social housing over the next five years. About €300 million of this investment will be through the public private partnership model.

Today’s announcement follows a similar one for Dublin in October of last year with plans for a third expected later this year.

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