Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English TD, visited Enniscorthy today (10 September 2018) to officially open Wexford County Council’s newest social housing development.
Arda na hUrrainne is an 8-house development of two-bedroomed and three-bedroomed houses in Cherryorchard. The development includes 4 specially adapted houses which have been designed and constructed to meet the specific needs of the new tenants.
Minister English, together with elected members and senior officials of the Council, met the new tenants and their families today and was afforded a first-hand tour of the individual properties by their proud and happy occupants.
Welcoming the development the Minister said: “I want to congratulate the new tenants and to wish them every happiness in their new homes. It is the real pleasure of this job that I get to come to an event like this one and meet on a face-to-face basis the people whose lives will be transformed for the better by the provision of high quality housing”.
The new homes were designed in-house by Wexford County Council Housing Department and built by local contractor Kilcavan Property Developments Ltd on behalf of the Council.
Funding of just over €1.6 million was provided by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and all 8 dwellings have been constructed to A3 energy rating.