Monday 14 October 2019

Slippery Green houses on the way

Work begins on the new council housing development at Slippery Green
Work begins on the new council housing development at Slippery Green

Brendan Keane

Site work has started on a new council housing scheme in the Slippery Green area of Wexford town, just up the road from Pettitt's SuperValu St. Aidan's.

The scheme is one of two, 10-house council developments getting under way this month in the county.

Contracts relating to the Slippery Green project were signed in March, in County Hall, and work has already taken place with regard to clearing the site, which was cordoned off for many years, in preparation for the building work commencing.

The houses are being constructed by Paddy Berry's Bawn Developments in Drinagh.

Council Director of Housing Padraig O'Gorman expects the scheme to be ready for occupancy within 12 months.

The development, when completed, will include five, two-bedroomed terraced houses and three, three-bed terraced units, along with two semi-detached, three-bed homes.

All of the units will be two-storey buildings and they will be located on an infill site utilising brownfield land bounded by St Aidan's Road and Whitemill Road.

The semi-detached units will be located on the Whitemill Road side of the site while the other units will have a common entrance off St Aidan's Road.

Wexford People