47 modular units proposed for a site in Ballaghaderreen for more than 200 people “will not proceed”.

A spokesperson from the Department of Integration has confirmed to the Roscommon Herald that an expression of interest was received by the Department for a residential modular development at a site in the Little Oaks area, through the DCEDIY Modular Programme.

“Having engaged with the local authority, the decision was made to not proceed further as it did not meet the criteria. This has been communicated to the provider,” said the spokesperson.

Forty-seven modular units to cater for about 200 Ukrainian refugees were being examined.

Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane had previously said that the Ballaghaderreen site would not proceed and the council would be notified to that effect.

Roscommon County Council had publicly expressed reservations about the modular housing plan for the town, saying that “the town is at saturation point in the provision of ancillary and wrap around services for the community as a whole and is not considered a suitable location for such a development".

The local authority also previously ruled out four sites in Roscommon Town Boyle for 120 modular homes to cater for 480 people as it deemed the sites were not appropriately zoned.

Yesterday, the Department of Integration confirmed to the Herald it had received an expression of interest for a residential modular development at Castle Street in the middle of Roscommon Town.

A spokesperson said this expression of interest was only received recently and was “still at the initial stages of review”.


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