Planning permission has been granted for the Dungloe Community Housing scheme project by the Donegal County Council.
The Department of Housing funded project for Community Group Houses will consist of three housing units of 4 individual, self-contained bedrooms at Fair Hill Dungloe.
The approval was granted to the Parents and Friends of Donegal Housing Association.
Each unit will consist of 4 individual living accommodations – made up of ensuite room up to current HIQA standards and each unit then will have a communal sitting room, quiet room, visitor room and dining room.
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the approval of the houses.
It is expected that tenders will sought for the development within months as a great deal of the preparatory work has already been carried out for this development.
Deputy Gallagher said “I expect construction of the units to shortly afterwards. When completed it is anticipated that the 3 units will provide assisted living accommodation for 12 people in total.
“This development will replace the existing unit on the Church Road at Dungloe. The proposed new development is expected to cost over €1 million euro and will be funded by the Department of Housing and Local Government.”
Deputy Gallagher paid tribute to the Parents and Friends of the Donegal Housing Association project, whom he said had worked tirelessly and have brought this project to this stage.
He added “They have dedicated a great deal of time and planning into making this project a success and now as the project moves to tender stage they have a great deal to be proud of. I wish also to pay tribute to the officials of the Housing Section of Donegal County Council for their excellent work on this project.
“I will maintain the pressure on the Department of Housing; in order that this project moves seamlessly into construction stage and with the co-operation of Donegal County Council I expect this project to be underway without any further delay as soon as the tender stage is completed. The new development will be an immense benefit for the broader community and west Donegal.”Tags: