Councillors gave the go ahead for road improvments and housing to be built on Monday.

More social housing agreed in Mayfield

Councillors on Leeside have paved the way for road improvements to be made and more housing to be built.

Four houses, in two separate developments, were given the go ahead by Cork city councillors this week.

One development will be located at Glenamoy Lawn and Avonmore Park and will see the construction of three three-bedroom two-storey residential units. Another house was given the go ahead to be built on Kerry Road in Mayfield. This will be a three-bedroom single-storey dwelling.

Speaking prior to councillors giving the two projects permission to proceed, Chief Executive of Cork City Council Ann Doherty said: “There is a clear demand for social housing across the entire city. The proposed scheme of new family homes will provide much needed accommodation and will help contribute to dealing with the housing demand by families in that area of the city while maximising the use of unproductive land.”

Ms Doherty recommended that both developments should be given approval to proceed.

Road works

Meanwhile city councillors agreed to City Hall working with Cork County Council on the Dunkettle to Carrigtwohill Pedestrian and Cycle Route.

In a report furnished to councillors, it said that the project will provide approximately 8.3km of shared cycle and pedestrian facilities along the existing primary road network.

The report said: “The new route will provide a more connected link to Little Island and Carrigtwohill and support increased levels of walking and cycling to centres of employment and schools. This scheme will connect to the Dunkettle cycleway which was recently completed as part of the Dunkettle Interchange works.”

In time it will also connect to Glanmire through a proposed upgrade of Dunkettle Road thereby providing pedestrian and cycle connectivity to schools and workplaces in Glanmire, Little island and Carrigtwohill.

Cork County Council requested that Cork City Council enter into an agreement with Cork County Council in accordance with Section 85 of the Local Government Act 2001 for the purposes of constructing a section of the route, about 190 metres, from the M8 underpass to the tie in with the Dunkettle cycleway. The section in question is in the expanded administrative area of Cork City Council. Another set of road works was also given the green light, this time on Skehard Road. It’ll be the third phase of the works on the busy road on a section from Church Road to Clontarf Estate.