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Council announce construction of 50 houses in Westport


PROGRESS Pictured is a 3D image of the housing development planned for the Golf Course Road in Westport.

Departmental approval secured for €14 million development on the Golf Course Road

Mayo County Council has this afternoon announced that the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has approved the tender for the construction of 50 houses on the Golf Course Road, Westport. The development will cost over €14 m and will include the construction of 14 two beds and 36 three beds houses. Construction will commence in the fourth quarter of 2022 with completion expected by the end of 2024.
Welcoming the approval of Government funding for housing in Westport, Tom Gilligan, Director of Services with Mayo County Council, said: “This funding of over €14 million will provide much needed housing for people with a housing need and will ensure that this Council delivers on its ambitious ‘Housing for All’ plan.”
The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Seamus Weir, said: “The delivery of housing in Mayo through the ‘Housing for All’ strategy is the number one priority for the council and by working with all key stakeholders it is intended to exceed the ‘Housing for All’ delivery target of 730 Social Housing units by 2026.”
Mayo County Council has published its progressive Housing Delivery Action Plan, which is available for viewing on the Council website www.mayo.ie.
Mayo County Council has also confirmed that over 50 different projects are in the pipeline and it is pursuing all options in order to deliver on its own target of 1,000 units including further land acquisition and the development of greenfield sites, the acquisition and/or redevelopment of derelict sites and where necessary, utilising Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs).