Minister English visits two social housing developments in Navan

Minister Damien English was in Navan today (22 July 2019) to see the progress being made in delivering social homes in the town. The Minister visited two Túath Housing projects, both of which were developed in partnership with Meath County Council.

The Minister’s first visit was to Gainsfield on the Commons Road – where 20 new social homes will be completed next month, followed by another 40 over the next 12 months. The homes are a mixture of two-bed apartments and two or three-bed houses.

Speaking at the Gainsfield site, Minister English said, “This fantastic development is just one of a number of projects that Túath Housing are undertaking in partnership with Local Authorities around the country to provide new social housing units. It is yet another example of the continuing trend of housing delivery in the Meath region.”

Social Homes on the way at Gainsfield, Commons Road, Navan

The Minister then headed to Blackcastle Manor on the Slane Road, where 26 social homes have now been completed and tenanted. A mix of townhouses, duplexes and apartments, many of these units were built with specific facilities, making them suitable for elderly or disabled tenants.

The Minister praised all those who have worked to complete the Blackcastle Manor development: “I would like to thank all involved for their hard work in seeing this development come to fruition – it will make a real difference to so many. This project reflects the Government’s commitment to providing homes for families in their area of choice further empowering people to stay in their communities and safeguard the quality of life for all who live within them.”

Blackcastle Manor in Navan, where 26 social homes are now completed and tenanted