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Council seeking housing schemes and sites

Clare County Council is inviting tenders for the supply of completed housing schemes that are fit for purpose for social housing in  towns and villages where a housing need exists. The local authority is also seeking tenders for land banks and development sites.

The council says the move is aimed at increasing the number of accommodation units being brought into use across County Clare, as part of the implementation in Clare of the National Social Housing Strategy.

Leonard Cleary, acting director of service, housing, said, “Clare County Council has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of appropriate social housing within its functional area. Each year Clare County Council is involved in the lease, purchase, construction and financing of social housing and is seeking to increase the number of accommodation units being brought into use by various means available under the Social Housing Strategy 2020.”

“It is intended that part of the housing need in County Clare will be addressed by purchasing accommodation units, including houses, directly from property owners and by purchasing land for the building of social housing,” he said.

Mr Cleary explained that consideration will be given to plots of appropriately zoned development lands on either Greenfield or Brownfield sites, as well as lands that incorporate unfinished residential development and derelict sites.

The closing date for receipt of tenders is Friday, August 6.

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