40 social housing units being allocated in Kells development
Riverside is most significant direct social housing projects to be completed to date
Meath County Council has commenced allocating its new 40 unit scheme at Riverside, Kells, with tenants beginning to take occupation of their new homes.
The scheme represents one of Meath County Council’s most significant direct social housing projects to be completed to date in the county, assisted by financial support of €9,175,961 provided by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.
Riverside consists of a mix of 23 two bed, 13 three bed and two four-bed units, with a high spec finish, energy efficient heating and an A2 rated BER. The needs of a number of residents with specific physical requirements are also catered for, with the provision of four level access units as part of the overall development.
The completion of these 40 units in Kells is part of Meath County Council’s direct construction programme. The council has a strong construction pipeline with over 356 units approved across 12 sites, which are at various stages of planning and construction.
Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, Cllr David Gilroy said: “This fantastic new development will support 40 families and individuals with much needed new sustainable ‘A’ rated homes. This high-quality development is an important part of the Council’s social housing delivery programme for 2021. I believe this development is a great example of how Meath County Council, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the Housing Agency work extremely well together to achieve a collective goal of increasing social housing stock and providing homes to those who need them, both now and into the future, sustainable homes support sustainable communities.
“Over the past three years, Meath County Council and Approved Housing Bodies have delivered a combined total of 1,318 new social housing units in the county.”
Cllr Paul McCabe, cathaoirleach Kells MD added: “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to witness families moving into these new homes and commencing a new phase in their lives. It is more obvious now than ever that nothing is more important than a safe, secure, and comfortable home. I want to welcome the residents to their new community and to wish each and every family in Riverside, health and happiness in their new homes.”