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Housing Focus

Longford County Council is delivering the Rebuilding Ireland Housing Action Plan. Over the last two  years the Council has delivered over 200 new homes to families in the County

The Council will provide 103  new housing units by the end of this year. The local authority currently has 37 units under construction, with a further 19 in the pipeline. Developments underway include three schemes; two schemes in Lanesborough for a total of 37 and a development in Ballinamuck for 15 units. These new build homes, together with 47 targeted for acquisition, leasing and regeneration will deliver 103 new units by the end of the year.

Longford County Council is running a week-long information campaign to highlight the ongoing work of the council to provide housing solutions and to facilitate increased building in the public and private sector.

Welcoming the announcement of a local authority development for 15 new homes in Ballinamuck, The Cathaoirleach of the Council Luie McEntire  said, “We are delivering new family homes. We are adding to the stock we have available for social housing by building new units, and by acquiring or leasing existing units. In the last two  years, we will have delivered over 200 additional units to our housing stock. That brings the total number of units available to social housing tenants in the county to 1917. We are determined to get this right; the homes we are building are quality homes and we are developing them with the needs of the occupants and the community in mind."

Paddy Mahon the Chief Executive of Longford County Council  said, “We as a Local Authority are building family homes.  We are also working in collaboration with housing associations to deliver additional homes. We have to tackle the housing supply situation, and we have to tackle it in the right way. That means careful planning, working with communities to ensure sustainability, design that will last the test of time and meet the needs of occupants."