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€83 million 2023 budget for Cavan County Council welcomed by local councillor

Nov 29, 2022 11:11 By News Northern Sound
€83 million 2023 budget for Cavan County Council welcomed by local councillor €83 million 2023 budget for Cavan County Council welcomed by local councillor
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The key component in addressing the housing waiting list is building new homes says Cllr. John Paul Feeley

Total spending of €83 million has been announced for next year for Cavan County Council.

The Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council and local councillor John Paul Feeley has welcomed the councils budget spend for 2023.

He said despite the challenges placed by inflation on council expenditure, next year's budget provides for an ambitious programme without increasing commercial rates or changing the Local Property Tax payments.

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The 83 million is an increase of 3 million on the budget figure for 2022.

Cllr. John Paul Feeley says the budget spend will ensure more local authority housing and that maintaince in carried out of council owned properties.

The Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council says the budget for 2023 was fully supported by all councillors.

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"Despite the challenges placed by inflation on Council expenditure the 2023 Budget provides for an ambitious programme over the coming year without increasing commercial rates or changing the LPT payments."

"Getting the existing housing stock up to standard and minimising the number of vacant houses in essential but the key component in addressing the housing waiting list is building new homes. Cavan County Council have an ambitious programme of building new houses but much more needs to be done to allow local authorities build more houses for those eligible for local authority housing as well as to stimulate the private sector to build more quality houses throughout our county."

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