Meath County Council is to spend almost €340 million on constructing 1,100 houses between now and 2025.

The money is party of an overall package of an estimated €600 million that will be spent on various projects in the County during the next three years.

Details of the spending plans were announced at Monday’s Council meeting and will include expenditure of €53 million on transport.

This will include €7 million on upgrading the N51 between Navan and Slane. A further €700,000 is earmarked for spending on the proposed and long-awaited Slane by-pass.

€10 million is being put aside for the ongoing Flowerhill Regeneration programme in Navan, €2.2 million for Ratoath Town Centre and a new car park at the Hill of Tara costing €550,000.

This expenditure will be part of the conservation and development Plan for the historic site announced last week by the Government.

 €10 million will also be spent on additional public lighting in the county.