Cork County Council intend to build 52 new social houses within the Crann Ard estate in Fermoy.

Construction work on two large-scale social housing developments in Fermoy are set to commence shortly in the Pike Road and Duntahane areas of the town and will result in a total of 98 new housing units.

These two developments are expected to go some way towards easing the social housing need in the region and follows the official opening of the 10-unit social housing development on Oliver Plunkett Hill last month.

Cork County Council officially signed off on plans to develop a 46-unit housing estate beside the new Gaelscoil de hide in the Duntahane area of Fermoy this week, three weeks after the plans were signed off by members of Fermoy Municipal Authority. The development is a joint venture between housing agency Respond! and Cork County Council.

Also this week, Cork County Council confirmed to The Avondhu that construction on a 52-unit social housing development within the existing Crann Ard estate on the Pilke Road in Fermoy, would commence by the end of the month.

In a statement this week they said: “The council has been advised by the developer that he hopes to be on site at Crann Ard, Fermoy before the end of June.”

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