Demand for one-off housing in Kerry needs to be recognised says Housing Minister

Demand for one-off housing in Kerry needs to be recognised, alongside focused development of communities in towns and villages.

That’s according to Housing Minister Simon Coveney who has a number of engagements today in Tralee.
Speaking on Kerry Today, the Minister said affordable housing needs to be built in the right place, adding, investment is necessary in towns and villages to make them attractive places for people to live.

However the Housing Minister, and former Agriculture Minister, said the need for one-off housing in rural areas, such as Kerry, needs to be taken into account:

As part of his Kerry engagements, Minister Coveney also unveiled the next phase of the Mitchels Regeneration Development in Tralee.

15 additional housing units were today announced; 13 million euro has already been spent, with an additional ten million coming on stream.

Minister Coveney said the Mitchels Regeneration Project provided an excellent template for urban regeneration projects around the country.

Supply is the key the Minister said, getting derelict housing and vacant properties, in towns like Tralee, back into use: