FIFTY new social housing units to be developed in Mayfield is an indication City Hall is making strides in reducing its housing list, a councilllor has claimed.
Cork City Council is to acquire 54 new-build homes for social housing in Mayfield on the Middle Glanmire Road.
The homes are to be built out by developers Murnane and O’Shea Ltd on a 2.1 hectare site between a residential area and the St Dominic’s Institute and Retreat.
The development will comprise of eight two-bed townhouses, 41 three-bed houses and five four-bedroom homes.
It is now subject to a public consultation process.
Councillor Ken O’Flynn said the new homes will be in high demand.
“This is a great plus for the area as they are high-end homes in an area where they are sought after,” he said. “Cork City Council is committed to delivering 1,000 units.
“It’s been a long, tedious process but we are getting there.”
Plans for the homes will be on display at City Hall until November 21.
Written submissions and observations can be made to City Hall planners before December 5.
Meanwhile, construction on an €11.5 million project on Boyce’s Street is set to commence on Monday.
More than 50 new homes are to be built in the Boyce’s Street/Upper Cattle Market Street housing redevelopment on the northside of the city.
They are replacing the 44 homes currently previously on the site, many of which were not fit for purpose, or had become derelict.
The work will consist of the demolition of the Upper Cattle Market Street units 21-32 and the first of the Boyce’s Street blocks numbers 44-49 and 51-54.
Blarney Street Community Association spokesperson Tom Coleman said locals are very excited about the development.
“We have waited so long for this and it is now confirmed that the works contract is signed and sealed. This will transform the whole area,” he said.
“I would predict they will be the most sought-after houses to come on stream.
“It’s a big thing for the area, and local people fought hard over many years for this and it’s great to see it finally come to fruition,” he added.