Cork County Council is currently in the process of allocating houses within the new social housing development on Oliver Plunkett Hill in Fermoy, following hundreds of applications through the online Choice Based Letting System.

The scheme was advertised online from April 5 with one three-bedroom unit, six two-bedroom units and three one-bedroom units available to those on the housing list.

In a statement to The Avondhu, Cork County Council said all approved applicants were considered for the housing units, regardless of whether the applicants had children or not.

“All approved applicants who expressed an interest in the properties were considered for accommodation that is suited to their needs. No category of applicant is excluded,” the statement read.

“All allocations to approved applicants are made in accordance with the Allocation Scheme adopted by the Members of Cork Co Council. The most recent Housing Needs Assessment showed that 44% of all applicants for social housing in the county are single people.”

A number of successful applicants have been informed that they have received one of the units, while the selection process for the remaining units is ongoing.