Urban Regeneration and Development Fund breathes life into towns
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has allocated €7M to Fingal County Council to tackle vacancy and dereliction in North County Dublin.
Fingal County Council submitted 19 properties, including residential and commercial buildings, which are vacant and derelict and can be brought back into productive use with the support of the Government funding.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “I’ve always said we need to use every tool in our armoury to get to grips with the challenges in housing and that’s exactly what we are doing. One key action has been to focus efforts on tackling vacancy and dereliction in cities, towns and villages all across the country.
“Through this funding, Fingal will acquire vacant and derelict properties which are either not on the market for sale or to which the market has not responded. They will then offer these properties for private sale to individuals who in return will commit to bringing the property into use as a home.
“It's hugely positive as not only will it remove derelict properties which are eyesores, it will give people the opportunity to live and participate in their local communities making them more vibrant in the process,” he concluded.