9th October 2015

Anthony Lawlor TD warmly welcomes the annoucement today (Friday) by Minister Alan Kelly that 75 social houses are set to be built in Craddockstown, Naas under a Public Private Partnership Scheme.

“Kildare County Council currently has 6,700 on the Housing List and I am well aware of the difficult living situations in which many families find themselves. The news that social houses are again being constructed will come as a relief to so many throughout the area and an indication that the housing crisis is being actively dealt with.

“The 75 houses for Naas are part of the Government’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 which is a €300 million investment through the PPP model. In total 1,500 houses will be built throughout the country, in three stages. The site at Craddockstown, Naas is one of the first sites in the country to be included in this project.

“Whilst I appreciate that many more homes are required to deal with the housing list in Kildare, this is a step in the right direction and I will do everything I can to ensure construction commences without delay.”