A TOTAL of 61 new social houses have been sanctioned for Killarney, it can be confirmed.
KillarneyToday.com can reveal that the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has approved a proposal for the provision of 61 units at Derreen, Ballydribeen by the Cluid Housing Association.
The units will be provided for Cluid in partnership with and supported by Kerry County Council.
Kerry County Council’s Director of Corporate Services and Housing, Martin O’Donoghue, informed councillors this afternoon that the project has been rubber-stamped and it will now proceed to the final stages of the procurement process.
This will enable delivery of the houses by the last quarter of 2019.
The tenancies of all of 61 units will be allocated to persons on Kerry County Council’s housing list. which has been growing steadily in recent years.
Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Niall Kelleher, welcomed the news as a very positive and encouraging development and he thanked the management and staff of Kerry County Council for their work on securing the green light for the plan.
“Getting 61 houses sanctioned is great news because there is and there has been a significant housing shortage in Killarney,” he said.
“This is certainly a start and, hopefully, it will be of great benefit to those than have been on the housing waiting list for so long,” the mayor added.
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