Residents in Kells will have access to planning proposals for 47 housing units in the Town from Tuesday next August 2nd.
Meath County Council has applied to An Bord Pleanála to construct the units at Carrick st. and Maudlin st. in the Town.
The project will see the construction of 36 new residential units with refurbishment works planned for nine existing derelict properties.
The proposed development is being welcomed as a major plus for the Town by former Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, Fianna Fáil councillor Sean Drew.
“This is a part of the Town that has fallen in to dereliction in recent years. The development will improve the appearance of Carrick st. and Maudlin st.,” he said.
The nine properties which are currently unoccupied, will house 11 living units taking the total to 47.
A Natural Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.
Councillor Drew added that a number of the developments will aid the ageing population in the area.
“A substantial number of the units will be age-friendly.
“This is a demographic where the demand for accommodation is growing and this project will help ease the expanding waiting list for housing,” he said.
Plan for the development, including the Natural Impact Statement will be available for free inspection from August 2nd next until September 16th at the office of Meath County Council, Dublin road, Navan C15 Y291 or at www.meath.ie/council/council-services/planning-and-building
Persons intending to visit the Council office to inspect the plans are advised to ring 046-90-97000 in advance to book a viewing.
The Plans can also be viewed at the offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough st. Dublin, Monday to Friday.
According to Councillor Drew, “all going to plan, the development of these properties should be complete by mid 2024 and will be a great boost for Kells.