The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Danny Collins with Richard Price, Director of Services with The Peter McVerry Trust and Maurice Manning, Director of Services for Housing Cork County Council during a visit to 4 social housing developments in Charleville. Photos: Sean Jefferies Photography

A visit to Charleville

The Mayor of Cork recently paid a visit to 4 social housing developments in Charleville.

The projects will provide 64 new homes in the town and consist of a Cork County Council turnkey development and 3 schemes undertaken in partnership between the council and approved housing bodies Charleville Sheltered Housing Services, Tuath Housing and Peter McVerry Trust.

The council’s turnkey development, located at Foxglove Close, will provide 12 new units with a proposed completion date in September 2023.

The council has said Charleville Sheltered Housing Services continue to provide “excellent care and housing services” at Church View, Love Lane, Charleville and will benefit from the addition of 9 additional new builds due to be completed in December 2023.

34 new build units at Cedar Court, Rathgoggin North, Charleville are being delivered by Tuath Housing in partnership with Cork County Council and will be available in 2 phases, 11 units in October 2023, and a further 23 units in August 2024.

Peter McVerry Trust have recently completed the refurbishment of the long-term vacant old Christian Brother’s school which has seen the delivery of 9 new homes.

Speaking during his visit to Charleville, The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins said: “Cork County Council has been led by housing demand in preparing and delivering projects in our county towns such as here in Charleville. The completion of these 64 social homes will mean permanent, secure housing for families and individuals in Charleville making a real difference to people’s quality of life.”

He added: “In meeting the challenges of housing supply, Cork County Council has successfully provided homes through a variety of delivery streams across our county and this is evident in Charleville with a combination of new builds, refurbishments and turnkey development. We will continue to work with all stakeholders to deliver sustainable housing solutions that will meet the needs of the county. I am delighted to see that the hard work and collaboration of all is reflected in these outstanding schemes.”

In 2022, Cork County Council and its approved housing body partners delivered 552 new housing units under the Government’s Housing for All Programme. A similar figure is anticipated for this year, the council has said.