Elected members of Cork County Council approved Part 8 Planning for 4 schemes which will deliver of 164 social housing units at the following locations;
· Macroom 50 units being delivered by Private Public Partnership (PPP)
· Skibbereen 50 units being delivered by Private Public Partnership (PPP)
· Clonakilty 52 units being delivered by Private Public Partnership (PPP)
· Bluepool, Kanturk, 12 units.
These developments form part Cork County Council’s target, under the Social Housing Strategy 2018-2021 of 2,154 units, which will be delivered through a range of housing mechanisms. Cork County Council intends to exceed this target by 40% with support from DHPCLG to deliver 3,008 units during this period.
Currently there are also 29 Turkey Schemes at different stages of planning and development which will deliver 421 units when complete. Through direct construction alone the Council will deliver 760 units by 2021.
There are three construction schemes currently on site:
- Fairfield, Masseytown, Macroom (7 units)
- Kilnagleary, Phase 1 (49 units)
- Castletownbere (2 units)
Works will commence shortly on two further schemes in 2018:
- Cloyne (9 units)
- Station Road, Blarney (18 units)
- Bluepool, Kanturk (12 units)
The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Declan Hurley complemented Cork County Council’s ambitious housing construction programme noting, “This announcement will provide much needed social housing in areas of high demand. This is indicative of the great progress being made in the delivery of high quality housing, in requested areas”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey went on to say, “As a Council we have an ambitious construction programme in place that will meet the targets set in Rebuilding Ireland. These are the latest in number of schemes that will now progress to development.”