Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Andrew Doyle, has said that 97 housing units have been approved for Wicklow under the Government’s Local Authority Housing Capital Programme.
“I am delighted to confirm that 97 housing units at cost of €16,680,427 have received stage 1 approval under the Government’s Local Authority Housing Capital Programme. The news was confirmed to me by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney this week after I have been working very closely with him and his Department on the need for more Local Authority Housing in Wicklow.
“The new housing units will be built in Wicklow Town, Aughrim, Arklow, Kilmacanogue, Bray, Kilcoole and Farrankelly. This is great news for people on the housing waiting list across Wicklow. There is also good news for local employment in this, as many jobs will be created during the construction of these new homes.
“Fine Gael has made housing the number one priority of this Government, and I am ensuring that Wicklow is not left behind. The Government’s Action Plan for Housing has a target of significantly increasing the supply of social housing, with an investment of €5.35 billion nationally to deliver 47,000 units by 2021. I will continue to work closely with Wicklow County Council and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, to ensure that more Local Authority developments will be built in Wicklow over the coming years.”