East Cork Municipal Cllr Danielle Twomey has welcomed the development of almost 50 new houses in Midleton. The Sinn Féin Cllr described the plan to build 42 social housing units and a communal area near Market Green in Midleton as a cracking start to a programme aimed at tackling growing demand for housing.
The scheme is part of a Local Authority Plan to deliver 3,000 new homes across Cork County by 2021. Planning for the multi-million Euro development north-west of Midleton Town Centre, was lodged with Cork County Council last year, with approval granted last October.
The housing agency, Respond, are set to turn the sod on the €12million scheme this Monday 10 December on the site located west of Market Green, the former Educate Together facility, The project, in partnership with Cork County Council, the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, the Housing Finance Agency and Cork Co-Op Marts Limited is due for completion in 2020.
The new build is funded through a public private finances and will comprise of 17, two bed terraced, 18 three bed end of terrace, 6 three bed semi-detached, 1 two bed apartment and a community building. Speaking with The East Cork Journal Cllr Twomey said “I am used to criticising the Council but I am happy to praise them on this occasion.”
“This is a golden opportunity that doesn’t come around very often. Currently there are over 800 on the housing waiting list and this development, coupled with the plans for 70 social houses near Baneshane, will help ease some of the pressure” commented Cllr Twomey