Construction is to begin on the latest social housing development in Limerick. Forty-three new homes are being built in Clonmacken after contracts were signed with Glenman Corporation.
The contract signing followed a competitive tendering process for the contract to build the 43 new homes comprising of three one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom homes.
The cost of the overall development of the site is in the region of €7.5 million and the timeframe for delivery is around 18 months.
Councillors in the Metropolitan District had granted permission for the Part 8 planning permission for the development in September 2018 following a 14 to 6 vote in favour of the homes.
The Part 8 procedure is followed when a development or project is being progressed by the Local Authority itself so planning permission is applied for under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2013.
The Clonmacken development is the latest of Limerick City and County Council’s housing development plans to progress to the construction phase and will provide new homes to 43 families once completed.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said, “I’m delighted that work is due to commence on the new 43 homes, which are badly needed for the people of Limerick. It is important that we continue to build houses as part of our plans to address the social housing need and we need to do it in a planned and targeted way.”