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Minister launches Cranmore Regeneration Project

The Sligo East City, Cranmore and Environs Regeneration Project was launched at a showcase community event in Cranmore, Sligo on Thursday, December 1.

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has supported a regeneration programme in Sligo for the last number of years and has invested over €23 million so far in providing renewed community services and housing improvements within the regeneration area.

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney, who attended the community event, committed a further €20 million to the project and guaranteed the Department’s continued support in the delivery of the masterplan, which is set to deliver housing improvements, community facilities as well as road and environmental improvement works in the area.

























              Minister Coveney took a special interest in the boat-building exhibition
                                                
Photo: Sligo County Council

The Cranmore regeneration project was adopted by Sligo County Council in September 2016, twelve years after the project was initiated.

Delays in getting the plan to pass were reportedly caused by mistrust from the community, a lack of coordination between agencies involved in the project and the addition of clauses, including one ensuring the mandatory hiring of the long-term unemployed and local apprentices.





















                                Minister Coveney visits one of the exhibition stands
                                                   Photo: Sligo County Council























Group pictured at the launch of the Cranmore Masterplan, including Minister Coveney, Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney, Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes, Mayor Marie Casserly, Councillors and Members of the Oireachtas. Photo: Sligo County Council