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Fingal experiences significant increase in construction activity in 2018

Fingal County Council has experienced a significant increase in housing construction during 2018 with around 2,000 homes delivered in the region over the past 12 months.

With 73 active sites across the county, a mix of private and public housing has been delivered right across the county from Swords to Donabate to Dublin 15. There has also been a noticeable rise in activity along the south Fringe area in areas like Baldoyle, Portmarnock and and Malahide.

Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure AnnMarie Farrelly with Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid.

Fingal County Council’s Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure AnnMarie Farrelly said that 2018 had been a very busy year with noticeable increase in activity in the planning area.

“Naturally there has been quite a focus on housing and we are very pleased we are almost back to 2008 construction levels. In 2018 there will be around 2,000 houses constructed in Fingal. We are pleased with this upward trend which is real evidence of homes being delivered.”

The Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department continues to work to facilitate development and ensure when landowners bring forward projects, Fingal is ready to accommodate housing development.

During 2019, the Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department will continue to work with the private sector and support business in the region.

Ms Farrelly said: “We will facilitate high quality housing in the right locations.”

She added: “We have the opportunity to ensure the Fingal area is ready to embrace development opportunities and ensure the delivery of high quality communities. Significant masterplanning has been carried out and is ongoing to achieve this.”

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