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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Four Drogheda sites included in new housing agency plan

One of the sites included in the portfolio of the new government led Land Development Agency on the Ballymakenny Road in Drogheda
One of the sites included in the portfolio of the new government led Land Development Agency on the Ballymakenny Road in Drogheda

Hubert Murphy

Two sites on the Ballymakenny Road have been included in the new government led Land Development Agency plan to build 150,000 new homes nationwide over the next 20 years.

The new Agency has an immediate focus on managing the State's own lands to develop new homes, and regenerate under-utilised sites.

Four sites in Drogheda are on the list, Scarlet Street, presently under construction, as well as the two Ballymakenny sites and at Boice Court in Mell.

The Mell site is described as 1.49 hectacres and neighbours St Joseph's school. Work had been expected to start on the project but has since been delayed.

One of the Ballymakenny sites is to the left of the entrance to Forest Grange and is 3.69 hectacres in size and has residential planning.

The other Ballymakenny site adjoins the Castle Manor estate and is 2.93 hectacres in size.

The LDA has an initial pipeline of State land which is capable of delivering 10,000 homes, with 3,000 of those homes on lands which have already been secured. The Agency is already in the process of expanding its portfolio.

Drogheda Independent

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