Mica Redress Scheme receives 352 applications

352 applications have been received by Donegal County Council under the Mica Redress Scheme to date.

Of those applications, 183 have been approved, a third of which are for the demolition of homes.

The Defective Concrete Block Grant Scheme opened for applications in June last year.

Chair of the Council's Mica Redress Committee, Councillor Martin McDermott says the low uptake of the scheme reflects the substantial cost facing homeowners to even initially engage with the scheme:

 

Donegal County Council has confirmed also that following a proposal by the Mica Redress Committee for a cross party delegation to meet with the Housing Minister along with Oireachtas members, a request has been sent to the Minister.