5.5M FOR SOCIAL HOUSING AT SUTTON’S COURT
The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has approved funding to allocate the apartments and houses at Sutton's Court in Mitchelstown for social housing, The Avondhu has been informed by Ned O'Keeffe TD.
€5.5 million has been provided by the department to secure 30 units at Sutton's Court for the voluntary housing project. It is planned to provide homes for people with special needs and also family accommodation.
The complex at Sutton's Court which has remained empty since it was built some years ago, will also house the new library for Mitchelstown.
Cluid Voluntary Housing Association and Cork County Council will administer the allocation of the homes at Suttons Court.
Speaking to The Avondhu Tim Porter the regional director at Cluid said, “We welcome the announcement from the Department of the Environment. At Cluid we provide high quality long-term rental housing for families, couples and single persons on lower incomes. The agency manages over 2,000 units of such ‘general needs’ housing throughout the country and also manages housing for people with disabilities".
Eamonn O'Brien, the chairman of the Mitchelstown Business Association, is glad to hear that Sutton's Court will finally be occupied.
"We welcome the news that the building will finally be occupied, and of course we look forward to the new library. I would like to get further clarification as to how the residential element of the project will work", Mr O'Brien told The Avondhu.
Thursday 28th May 6:34pm