Sunday, November 06, 2022

 

 

By Elizabeth Lee

 

CARLOW Co Council has gotten approval to commission the building of almost 40 affordable houses and will carry out a survey to see what type of homes are most needed and where.

The subject of housing was raised at the October meeting of Tullow Municipal District, in which senior executive officer Brian O’Donovan gave his monthly housing report. The councillors heard that there had been no progress made on any of the proposed developments for Tullow town or Ardattin.

When many of the councillors present expressed their disappointment about the lack of progress on the housing front, Mr O’Donovan said that he shared their sense of frustration, pointing out that Carlow County Council had even advertised for developers to come forward with expressions of interest in building turn-key houses in the Tullow area.

He also said that the council had gotten permission to commission the building of 38 affordable houses and that they were going to carry out a survey to assess what was most needed.

When pressed about how the affordable housing scheme worked, director of services Michael Brennan replied that it was “very complicated” and that the council planned to hold workshops to explain in finer detail how it worked.

 

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