The design of the proposed development.

Council confirm 50 new homes for Mayo town in €14m. investment

Mayo County Council has announced that the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has approved the tender for the construction of 50 houses on the Golf Course Road, Westport.

The development will cost over €14 million and will include the construction of 14 two beds and 36 three beds houses.

Construction will commence later this year with completion expected by the end of 2024.

Welcoming the approval of Government funding for housing in Westport, Tom Gilligan, director of services with Mayo County Council, said: "This funding of over €14 million will provide much needed housing for people with a housing need and will ensure that this council delivers on its ambitious Housing for All plan."

The cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Seamus Weir stated: ‘The delivery of housing in Mayo through the ‘Housing for All’ strategy is the number one priority for the council and by working with all key stakeholders it is intended to exceed the ‘Housing for All’ delivery target of 730 Social Housing units by 2026.’

Mayo County Council has published its progressive Housing Delivery Action Plan, which is available for viewing on the council website .

The council has also confirmed that with over 50 different projects in the pipeline, it is pursuing all options in order to deliver on its own target of 1,000 units - including further land acquisition and the development of greenfield sites, the acquisition and/or redevelopment of derelict sites and, where necessary, utilising compulsory purchase orders (CPOs).