Wicklow County Council is to develop 42 housing units on land at Kilbride Lane, Bray.
Approval for the scheme was given at a recent meeting of Wicklow County Council.
The site has an area of 0.74 acres and the development consists of:
- Accessed from Kilbride Lane
- i) 7no 1 bed apartments
- ii) 3no 1 bed accessible units for people with disabilities
- iii)no 2 bed apartments
- iv) 20no 2 bed two storey houses
- v) 5no 3 bed 2 storey houses
- vi) 1no 4 bed three storey house
B Accessed from Clover Hill
2 no 1 bed accessible units for people with disabilities
The development indicates a significant investment by Wicklow County Council including Bray Town Council who purchased the land and also by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Welcoming the project, the Chairman of the Housing SPC, Cllr John Snell, said he was particularly happy with the number of disability access units in the development. He indicated that there were a number of other schemes at various stages of development which should be brought before the members in the near future.
Cllr Snell said that there was a significant number of people in need of housing and whereas 42 was a relatively small number, it represented a good figure for a housing programme that had effectively stopped.
The Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr John Ryan, thanked Mr Joe Lane, Director of Services, and his staff particularly Ms Shelly Barrett, for the effort in developing this site.
He said it was only last July when Wicklow County Council agreed a new priority list for housing schemes and acknowledged that this scheme was particularly challenging and thanked Ms Barrett for the effort and thoughtfulness in designing the scheme around the existing houses and community in Bray.