GET BUILDING! – MINISTER CONFIDENT CO COUNCIL CAN DELIVER ON TARGET OF 200 NEW HOUSES

13 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PETER HUGHES

“It is the Monaghan mindset and I have confidence that you will deliver,” Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English told the members of Monaghan Co Council on Friday when he met them to discuss their role in the realisation of the Government’s ambitious new Action Plan for Housing.

Minister English made it clear that the era of little or no significant capital expenditure by local authorities on meeting social housing need was coming to an end – and stressed that it was up to Monaghan Co Council and its kindred local government bodies to expend their new allocations for this purpose expediently but effectively, delivering quality housing in addition to increasing the stock of social accommodation.

The Co Council was recently notified of an allocation of €30 million, which will be used to provide in the region of 200 new social housing units.

At the outset of the meeting, Cathaoirleach …..
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