The Department of Housing, Planning & local Government have agreed to designate certain social housing projects as essential projects within the meaning of the COVID - 19 health regulations. To meet the criteria to qualify as essential projects they must be social housing related and suitable for completion within a short timeframe. Kilkenny County Council have proposed a number of projects for designation as essential sites, meaning that they can recommence on site at the earliest opportunity. Three sites in Kilkenny have now been approved for designation as essential projects and will recommence works on site in the coming week. These sites are at Bolton, Callan, Breagagh Place, Main Street, Piltown and Nuncio Road, Kilkenny.
All works on site will be required to adhere to the Public Health Guidelines COVID-19 as well as other relevant health and safety regulations, guidelines and protocols applicable to the construction sector and each site will be monitored to ensure that all requirements are met. The safety of all those on site must be paramount.
While welcoming the recommencement of valuable housing construction projects for Kilkenny, Director of Services, Mary Mulholland emphasised the importance of ensuring that "works can only proceed where all public health requirements are fully met. Applications have been made to recommence construction on other social housing construction sites around the county and Kilkenny County Council will ensure that construction starts again as soon as public health and government advice allow."
Mary J Mulholland, Director of Services,
Kilkenny County Council
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