Monaghan County Council – Expression of Interest – Purchase of Turnkey Development for Social Housing 2022-2023

Monaghan County Council is seeking expressions of interest from Developers, Contractors and Property Owners for the purchase of Turnkey Developments for Social Housing purposes in the following areas across the County:

  • Monaghan Town
  • Carrickmacross
  • Castleblayney
  • Clones
  • Ballybay
  • Emyvale
  • All other towns/villages in County Monaghan where there is a Housing Need.

The house types needed are as follows:
2-bedroom  73% (15% for elderly and people with disabilities)
3-bedroom  21% (3% for elderly and people with disabilities)
4-bedroom  5% (0.5% for elderly and for people with disabilities)
Larger and other accessible houses for addressing specific needs 1%

The proposed development should ideally suit the size of the town or village as follows:
Towns and villages with populations up to 1,000:- scheme size up to 20 houses
Towns and villages with populations > 1,000 up to 5,000:- scheme size up to 30 houses
Towns and villages with populations greater than 5,000:- scheme size up to 40 houses

Monaghan County Council is interested in proposals on greenfield and brownfield sites and is particularly interested in seeing proposals from Developers for developments that propose to bring vacant or derelict properties into use and/or that propose to demolish derelict properties and build new dwellings in their place. These will be considered as Buy & Renew Turnkey proposals where the Developer buys and renovates the property to like-new condition and sells to Monaghan County Council.

Turnkey Developments to be of interest to the Council, must be close to services in a town or village, ideally within one mile (1.6km) from shops, schools and local amenities.

Housing Design Standards should at a minimum meet the requirements and criteria set out in the Department of Housing and Planning publications “Quality Housing for Sustainable Communities” and “Employer’s Requirements for Detail Design of Quality Housing” and other relevant statutory planning and construction standards including Building Regulations.

For further information please visit or request an information pack from      Housing Department, Monaghan County Council, Glen Offices, Monaghan, County Monaghan via email or by phone at 047 30577.

If you have any Turnkey Development available or that may become available shortly, you can complete the Submission Document with details, including: asking price, sizes of houses, number of bedrooms, ownership, date available, location map and BER (if available).

Submissions to be made by e-mail to marked and addressed “Expression of Interest in the Sale of Turnkey Development to Monaghan County Council 2022-2023”

There are five closing dates for Submissions as detailed below;

  • Submission Date 1: 4pm on 31st August 2022
  • Submission Date 2: 4pm on 30th November 2022
  • Submission Date 3: 4pm on 26th February 2023
  • Submission Date 4: 4pm on 31st May 2023
  • Submission Date 5: 4pm on 31st August 2023 (Final Closing Date)

Monaghan County Council is not obliged to purchase any of the houses or land submitted as part of this process.  House purchases are subject to the approval of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Monaghan County Council may also source turnkey developments by directly approaching property owners, estate agents, online property websites and by other appropriate means.

John Murray
Head of Finance & Housing