Minister English opens a new housing scheme in George’s Place, Dun Laoghaire
Speaking at the opening of a new housing development today (30 May, 2018) at George’s Place, Dun Laoghaire, The Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Damien English, T.D congratulated Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council on delivering this very welcome addition to the social housing stock in the heart of Dun Laoghaire.
As the Council has already allocated these houses, the next few weeks will see George’s Place take on a life of its own with 12 new 2 bedroom houses being tenanted in the former Council Depot and Fire Station.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been actively engaging with DHPLG on a strong pipeline of homes across a number of schemes under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan which will yield in the region of 170 units in 2018 and 260 units over the period 2019 to 2021. This includes a scheme in Fitzgerald Park which will provide 50 units at an overall cost of €10 million, funded by my Department.
Welcoming the development, the Minister said: “today is an example of the tireless work being carried out in Local Authorities across the country in implementing the action plan laid out in Rebuilding Ireland.”
Minister English added that the homes at Georges Place were a fine example of the quality social housing homes that are being delivered this year for many households. Indeed, the total target for all Build programmes in 2018 is 4,969 units, which is more than 50% higher than the corresponding 2017 target. With a significant budget and a huge range of delivery mechanisms in place, and substantial support structures available, Local Authorities are responding to the housing supply challenge and are pushing forward with an ambitious programme of works.
The Minster concluded by commending the elected members and the Chief Executive for their support and commitment to this project and to an ambitious programme to deliver in the coming years under Rebuilding Ireland.