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Planning lodged for modular units at Monaghan Direct Provision Centre

Aug 15, 2022 07:08 By News Northern Sound
Planning lodged for modular units at Monaghan Direct Provision Centre Planning lodged for modular units at Monaghan Direct Provision Centre
The entrance to the St Patrick's Accommodation Centre outside Monaghan town.
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Tattonward Limited has lodged an application to erect three detached buildings, which would house 29 modular units in total.

A Monaghan town Direct Provision centre is seeking permission to construct 29 modular units.

The development, at St. Patrick's Direct Provision Centre, would be housed in three detached buildings.

Tattonward Limited has lodged an application to erect three detached buildings, which would house 29 modular units in total.

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The development would take place on a disused tract of wasteland within the Direct Provision site and residents would have "immediate and direct access" to the existing facilities.

The planning application says each 40 metre squared unit, which are to be used to accommodate asylum seekers, would contain two bedrooms and a kitchen/family room, as well as bathroom and hallway accommodation.

The development would also include the installation of three new pump houses, the erection of a reinforced concrete retaining wall, the provision of communal open spaces, as well as a separate area for recreational purposes.

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In the application, Tattonward describes the proposal as a "reasonable expansion" of the Direct Provision centre and that the facilities are "geared towards improving the lives of residents".

Tattonward adds that "is it our view that modular forms of housing are acceptable for individuals or families in need of short-term accommodation, or where dwellings are needed on an urgent or immediate basis".

Tattonward concluded the application by saying the development would "satisfy a much-needed demand from refugees given the increased number of asylum-seeker applicants".

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