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Dublin City Council Launches New Housing Delivery Opportunity

Dublin City Council has launched a new housing delivery process that aims to enable private developers to engage with Dublin City Council on sites with existing planning permission to potentially supply and deliver a significant volume of public housing units. 

Under the Competitive Dialogue process, homebuilders and housing developers are being asked to make submissions outlining potential housing units (houses or apartments) with planning permission across Dublin City Council’s administrative area that they would be interested in entering into partnership with Dublin City Council to develop. 

Competitive Dialogue forms part of Dublin City Council’s housing delivery programme under the Housing for All Plan published by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD on 2nd September 2021. 

The Council invites proposals from economic operators that can deliver social, affordable, or mixed tenure, to include new build construction with valid planning permission, partially finished housing units with valid planning permission, or a scheme with a valid planning permission, which forms part of a larger development. 

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, said, “the challenge of providing affordable and social housing for all the citizens of Dublin cannot be underestimated. There are a significant amount of private Planning Permissions not activated in the Dublin City area and it is hoped that the Competitive Dialogue process can help unlock these and deliver homes for the citizens of Dublin in most need of a secure roof over their heads.”

For specific details on the different lots within the programme, please consult the associated documents available for download from The closing date for submissions via eTenders is 13th June 2022 at 12 noon. 

Coilin O’Reilly, Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council with responsibility for Housing & Community Services said, “we are pleased to be launching this Competitive Dialogue programme with the aim to increase the supply of social and affordable homes. This will be done over the lifetime of the Housing for All Plan and beyond in partnership with the home builders, developers and government agencies. It is hoped that this innovative approach will help bring additional units to our already ambitious housing delivery programme.”

Source: Dublin City Council

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