17th February, 2023
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins today turned the sod on a new housing development in Charleville that is currently being delivered by Tuath Housing in partnership with Cork County Council. The official sod turning was part of a wider visit by the Mayor to various housing developments in Charleville.
The new development at Cedar Court will provide 34 new homes on completion and will consist of a mix of two and three bed terraced and semi-detached homes. The new scheme is being funded via private finance from the Housing Finance Agency and a loan from the Department of Housing. These homes will be the first new build housing built in the area in a considerable length of time. In addition to the 34 homes being delivered by Tuath, 30 more homes are currently being delivered in Charleville on various developments.
Tuath delivered its first homes in partnership with Cork County Council back in 2011 in Midleton and has continued working with the local authority since to deliver over 610 homes throughout the County. Tuath has now delivered over 10,100 homes nationwide in every local authority area, housing some 26,000 people.
Speaking during his visit to Charleville Mayor Collins highlighted that “Cork County Council has been led by housing demand in preparing and delivering projects in our County towns such as here in Charleville, where people want to live and where they will sustain our schools, shops, clubs and services”. He added that “The completion of these 64 social homes will mean permanent, secure housing for families and individuals in Charleville making a real difference to those people’s quality of life”.
Barry O’Leary, CEO of the Housing Finance Agency said “It’s always great to see work starting on a new housing development and we’re proud to have provided financing to Tuath for the delivery of these homes at Cedar Court. We look forward to visiting the scheme when it is completed next year and welcome its new tenants.”
Prof. Paddy Gray, Chair of Tuath’s Voluntary Board of Directors noted “We are delighted to be once again working with Cork County Council to provide new social homes in the County. We already manage over 600 homes in the region, demonstrating the effective working partnership, backed by Government, between Tuath and Cork County Council’’.