Council currently building 255 houses

Meath County Council has given details of the start date for the building of new 99 new homes being built under direct construction.

Six houses are to be built at Swan Lane, Navan (start date quarter two 2023); Four at Pitcher Lane, Kells (q2 2023); 12 at Brews Hill, Navan (q3 2023); four at New Lane, Abbeylands, Navan (q3 2023); 26 at Ratholdron Court (q2 2023); and 47 at Carrick St regeneration, Kells (q1 2023).

The following are being built under the Part 8 planning process – 22 at Kells Archdeaconry (q4 2022); 28 at Kildalkey Road, Athboy (q1 2023); two at Blackhill Crescent Donacarney (q1 2023); 15 at Nangle Court, Navan (q1 2023); 22 at Church View, Rathmolyon (q1 2023); four at Haggard Street, Trim (q2 2023).

Undergoing tenders for construction are 74 houses at Castle Street, Ashbourne (q2 2022); and 84 at Farganstown, Navan (q3 2022).

In construction stage are 21 houses at Staleen Park, Donore (completion date, q3 2022) and 42 at Lagore, Dunshaughlin (q3 2023).

St Vincent de Paul has applied for funding to build four units at Trim and a request for funding has also been made by Group Housing Scheme for six units in Navan.

The county council has received approval from government to proceed with refurbishment projects at St Francis Park (cost €3,771,374) and Alverno Court (€4,150,329).

Voluntary bodies providing housing are Tuath Housing, 113 at Bettystown, Navan, Bryanstown Drogheda, Knightsbrook Trim; North and East, 22 at Duleek; Meath Women’s Refuge eight at Navan: Respond, 63 at Navan; and Cluid Housing, 112 at Dunshaughlin and Enfield.

The council received 181 new applications for social housing support for the period 1st January to 31st March this year. A total of 136 households have had their accommodation needs met by the council in the same period.