Re: Re: what’s going up in Cobh
So the urban sprawl is by no means finished…..
From Dept. of Envirn website
“Minister Roche clears way for Cork County Council to invite tenders for sewerage scheme to service new housing in Cobh
Mr Dick Roche, TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, announced today (4th December 2006), that he had approved Cork County Council’s Contract Documents for the North Cobh Sewers Scheme. The scheme is being funded under the Serviced Land Initiative measure of his Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007. The estimated cost is €4.9 million.
The objective of the Serviced Land Initiative is to provide serviced residential land to improve the local housing supply. “The North Cobh scheme will provide new foul and storm sewerage systems to serve zoned development lands in the Ringmeen, Rushbrook and Ballynoe areas to the north of Cobh,” the Minister said. “This will open up 227 acres for housing development and service almost 2,800 new houses in the long term”. He said that the scheme will make a very significant contribution to the stock of sites available for new residential development in Cobh for many years to come.
“My approval of the Contract Documents allows Cork County Council to invite tenders for the approved works and advance the scheme to construction at the earliest possible date,” the Minister concluded.