Contracts signed for new social housing developments

Contracts signed for new social housing developments

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Signing of contract for the Clonlara housing development.

Clare County Council has signed contracts for the provision of two new social housing developments in Feakle and Clonlara.

The 10-unit scheme in the village of Feakle is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and is scheduled for completion in early 2019.  The project design team, managed by Clare County Council, comprises Reddy Architecture + Urbanism (Architects/PSDP), P. Coleman & Associates (Civil Structural Engineers), Bermingham, King & Associates (Quantity Surveyors), and Don O’Malley and Partners (M&E Engineers).

The scheme of 10 houses in Clonlara also is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and is scheduled for completion in early 2019.  The project design team is managed by Clare County Council and comprises Hassett Leyden & Associates (Architects/PSDP, Civil Structural Engineers), Matt O’Mahony & Associates Ltd. (M&E Engineers) and Tom McNamara & Ptnrs (Quantity Surveyors).

Signing of contract for the Feakle housing development

Councillor Bill Chambers, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council said, “The design, accessibility and usability of previous social housing developments in County Clare have been of the highest standard and I am sure these schemes will be welcomed by applicants on the Council’s waiting list for social housing.”

Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council, said, “Clare County Council  is committed to building sustainable and successful communities through the provision of quality and affordable housing developments. The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government continues to support the development of houses in Clare which is reflected in the work being undertaken to deliver the objectives of Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness.”

Commenting on the new scheme, Cllr. Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Council’s Housing Special Policy Committee (SPC) stated, “I welcome these new developments and hope they will go some way towards addressing the housing needs in the wider east Clare and south east Clare areas.”

Liam Conneally, Director of Services, Social Development, stated, “These schemes add to the capital investment in the delivery of housing in Clare along with the other approved schemes in Shannon and Quilty. In the interim the Social Development Directorate, supported by the Elected Members continues to acquire and lease housing units and provide improvement works, energy efficiency works and fit-outs to our existing stock throughout Clare.”

 

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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