€3.4m allocated for social housing units

by Ian Begley

Almost €3.5 million has been allocated to South Dublin County Council for the development of 15 houses in Lucan and Tallaght.
The allocation of €3,406,774, which was announced earlier this week by Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan, forms part of a two-year €68 million local authority home-building initiative.
Three new social housing units will be developed at Belgard Road in Tallaght at an estimated cost of €600,000, along with 10 housing units to be built in Suncroft, Tallaght at a cost of €2,345,571.
St Finians in Lucan will also receive two new socials housing units at an estimated cost of €461,175.
Tallaght Cllr Marie Corr (Lab), who comes from Suncroft, said: “The 10 houses in Suncroft are really welcomed because it’s a site that is at the entrance of the Suncroft estate that has been fenced off for years – so it’s very welcome in the area. People are happy to see it coming along and their concerns are being taken into consideration.
“Suncroft is a very well maintained and engaged community, and this has been a problem for them to have this on their doorstep for years.
“The houses are designed in a way where they’re not all on top of one another. The homes in Suncroft are semi-detached and the houses due to be built will be on a very big site.”
Commenting on the three social houses due to be built on Belgard Road, local Cllr Cathal King (SF) said: “The three houses are Traveller specific houses on the Belgard Road, which is an old holding site that has been there for over 30 years.
“The three families that will be placed into these new homes is very positive news for them and area itself.”

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