Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD.

200 social houses announced

200 new social home are set to be delivered in Cork, it was announced by the Government on Monday.

It comes as a further bundle of projects under the social housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme, Bundle 6, was unveiled.

This new bundle is expected to deliver 200 new social homes across 4 sites in Cork. 50 homes are planned at Broomfield Upper, Midleton; Stag Park, Mitchelstown; Station Road, Carrigtwohill and The Slip, Bantry.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD said: “This Government, through Housing for All, is committed to increasing the supply of social housing to an average of 10,000 social homes per annum between 2022 and 2030. There is a specific objective in Housing for All to increase the use of PPPs to deliver social housing, and some 200 households across Cork will benefit from the latest social housing PPP bundle announced (on Monday).”

Work is ongoing to progress further phases under the programme and a call for suitable sites for future bundles of projects issued to all local authorities last November.

The Fianna Fáil TD added: “Cork County Council will act as the lead local authority for Bundle 6, and I want to commend them on their work to date. I had the pleasure of seeing first-hand some completed housing developments in county Cork last year which were progressed under Bundle 2 of the programme. The success of this initiative is evident from the high quality houses delivered under the programme so far, providing new homes for individuals and families.”

Bundle 6 is expected to deliver almost 600 new social homes across nine sites in Cork, Kildare, Monaghan, Sligo and Wicklow.