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Press Release: Affordable Purchase Scheme – Gort an Locha

Westmeath County Council is delighted to launch an ‘Affordable Purchase Scheme’ at Gort an Locha, Lake Road, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
22 New Homes, consisting of three and four bedrooms are being made available for sale under the Affordable Dwelling Purchase Arrangements in accordance with the Affordable Legislation. The properties are open to first time buyers or those who qualify under the ‘Fresh Start Principle’. Applications will be assessed in line with the Westmeath County Council Scheme of Priority.
The online application system will open on Wednesday 26 July 2023 at 12 noon. In advance of this it is recommended that interested purchasers familiarise themselves with the application process and required documentation, in particular a copy of your mortgage approval in principle. A deposit of 10% of the purchase price of the property will be required.
Speaking about the new development, Fitzpatrick & Heavey Homes CEO Ciaran Fitzpatrick said:
“At Fitzpatrick & Heavey Homes, affordability doesn't come at the expense of quality. We believe everyone deserves a remarkable home, and we're committed to making that a reality. Our new development embodies this ethos, offering an ideal balance of sustainable, affordable, and exceptional living spaces."
Mark Keaveney, Director of Services for Housing, Westmeath County Council said:
“Westmeath County Council’s goal is to provide and support the provision of homes in sustainable communities to meet the needs of our citizens. The provision of 22 high quality, energy efficient, well located affordable houses in Moate will assist first-time buyers and those making a fresh start to purchase a newly built home.”
For more information & to apply for the scheme please visit our website:

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 21/06/2023