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Donegal town housing development starts

Matt Britton

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Donegal town housing development starts

Detailed sketch drawings of the new housing development at Lurganboy where work has started this week

There was further good news for Donegal Town this week when diggers and large lorries moved on site at Lurganboy where construction and site clearance has started for the construction of 40 A - listed new homes.

In the light of the recent new employment opportunities announced by Abbott Ireland, the McCann family at Miltown and the large site adjacent to the Mill Park, this is indeed a welcome development given that there is now a huge demand for housing in the town.

The development is being carried out by Axis Construction, a Dungloe/Dublin based company, who will be employing a minimum of 30 people in the construction phase.

John Doherty, Construction Director with Axis, said, “Donegal Town is one of the fastest growing towns in the county and when we read about the new jobs coming into the town in the Democrat, we immediately set the ball rolling.

“The site here is in one of the best locations in the town, close to schools and the bustling town centre, while still retaining that air of privacy. The area is very much a family location with a creche just down the road and offers that additional sense of safety being located off the main road.

“Initially there was permission granted for 50 houses on this site but we have trimmed it back to 40 three bedroomed to allow more open space for the future occupiers.

“Phase 1, which includes 8 semi- detached houses has now commenced and when we get these completed we will be moving on with the next phases,” John added.

Cllr. Tom Conaghan who visited the site welcomed the news saying: “This is just great news for the town and give full marks to this young company seizing the initiative.

When the new jobs were announced the first thing that occurred to me was “where are all these people going to live”. This is now a start and I’m sure many more will follow, he said. "There is no doubt in my mind that these houses will be snapped up as soon as they go on the market,” Cllr Conaghan added.