serviced sites

  • Mayo County Council should look at providing serviced sites for new houses in areas of the county where there is pressure for housing. That’s the view of Foxford based Fine Gael councillor Neil Cruise.

    The councillor outlined his idea to a meeting of the Economic and Planning committee of Mayo County Council earlier this week, and he called for the local authority to apply to government to develop a pilot scheme where council owned land could be serviced and then sold in plots to private individuals to build their homes, and avoid the huge difficulties many encounter in securing planning permission for a new home.

    There was widespread support for his suggestion from both elected councillors and council management, and the details of such a scheme will now be explored with a view to developing further.

    Cllr Cruise has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley why he believes serviced sites in various areas in the county could be very helpful in ensuring that people who want to return locally and work remotely can secure housing...