A project to build 34 social housing units in Castlefin has reached a crucial stage of development. 

County Councillor Gary Doherty has today welcomed confirmation that the Habinteg Housing Association received Stage 2 CAS approval for the development of units at a site at Raphoe Road.

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The recommended budget for the scheme is €5,843,071 for 34 units, funded under the Capital Assistance Scheme.

Habinteg Housing Association is a registered social housing provider which is responsible for an award winning development in Ballyduff Park, Lifford for families, older people and persons with disabilities.

The housing charity set its sights on Castlefin when it purchased a partly developed site on the Raphoe Road. The project is planned to start construction in quarter 2 next year for completion in quarter 3 in 2022, Cllr Doherty has said.

“For a project of this scale, there are several stages in the approval process. Stage 2 is the critical step on procurement, cost and value for money and is the key step in accessing funding,” said Cllr Doherty.

Cllr Doherty added that the Raphoe Road site is in an location close to all amenities in Castlefin.

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Speaking on behalf of Habinteg, Cllr Doherty said: “Habinteg would like to thank all the individuals and agencies who put a lot of work into getting the project over this critical line, in particular staff in housing and design in DCC, staff in the HSE and MH Associates.

“Dr Paul Armstrong, who has been involved as Chairman of Habinteg for 19 years since its inception and is currently Chief Executive Officer, said “Seeing this second project come to fruition will fulfil a key long term ambition for high quality sustainable voluntary social housing in the locality”.”

 

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