Work has started on 'The Bawn', a development of 31 social houses on a five acre site of land in Riverchapel. The land was acquired by the Council from the developer of a large housing estate nearby under Part V of the planning process.
The Council will build 31 social houses, including a mix of one, two, three and four bed homes. Work on 24 affordable homes will begin at a later date.
Site work for the social houses commenced this week, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Access to the estate will be via a new road between Jimmy'z Pub and the pumphouse.
'It's welcome news for Riverchapel. At least the Council is spreading the houses around the district,' said Cllr. Jimmy Fleming. 'A lot of people are on the Council list from Riverchapel, and they would prefer to stay in the area. A lot of them don't have transport either'.
The contractor for the work is Paddy McGee.