Major boost on housing front for Fermoy

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Frank O'Flynn and Maurice Manning director of housing at Cork County Council pictured with Cllrs Noel McCarthy, Frank Roche and Deirdre O'Brien, Kieth Jones Senior Engineer at the council's housing department, Cllr Kay Dawson, and Kevin Morey Divisional Manager Cork North as developments at Crann Ard restart. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

Work on almost 50 social housing units is set to recommence at Crann Ard in Fermoy, where works had ceased in 2020. A further 300 units nearby are set to go for planning in the near future.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the stalled development at Crann Ard, located on the Pike Road, was set to recommence and would see 48 houses completed on a site where some 52 social homes had lain unfinished under the Rebuilding Ireland programme.

Speaking with The Avondhu, developer David Hogan of Cooleeney Developments Ltd., outlined that one of the first elements of the works is to see new wastewater infrastructure put in place that will also service the neighbouring site where it is intended that an associated development company will apply for planning permission for a further 300 units.

“There’s a planning application about to be sent in under the Large Scale Residential Development process (LRD process), which is a fast track planning application process that will bring a further 300 units to the town of Fermoy, and they can be a mix of social, affordable, cost-rental and privately occupied units.

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