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More than 200 new homes get the go ahead for Dublin City

Dublin City Council has advanced the construction of more than 200 new homes in the city.  Under its Housing Delivery Programme, City Councillors approved the following key proposals at their recent monthly meeting:

Part 8 Planning Permission for the construction of 46 quality new one-bedroom apartments for older persons. The scheme is located on the site of the former St. Finbar’s Court complex (demolished) in Cabra, Dublin 7 that consisted of 29 bedsit units and was built in 1977. This proposal will now go out to tender for construction of the new homes plus a community building.

Part 8 Planning Permission for the construction of 12 quality new apartments. These apartments will be designated as permanent Social Housing for applicants on the Council’s Housing List and has four one-bedroom homes suitable for older persons. The scheme is located at the junction of Moatview Drive and Belcamp Crescent in Coolock, Dublin 17.  The apartments are in four blocks that are two storey in height with three homes in each block.  This scheme will be developed under our Volumetric (Rapid Build) programme and it will now go out to tender for construction as soon as possible.

Part 8 Planning Permission for the construction of 3 quality new houses for families on the Council’s Social Housing Waiting list. They will be built on the site of a derelict dwelling at 30 Sackville Avenue (to be demolished) that has been compulsorily acquired by Dublin City Council. We will now proceed as quickly as possible to tender for a contractor to demolish the existing structure and to construct these new homes.

City Councillors also approved the disposal of a City Council owned site at Coruba House, St. Agnes Road in Crumlin, Dublin 12 to Circle Voluntary Housing Association. Circle propose to partner with Seabren who are developing the privately owned site immediately adjacent to our site. The combined scheme / proposal will facilitate the development of 152 quality new homes.  50% of the new scheme will be constructed for Cost Rental scheme and the other 50% will be for Social Housing. Planning permission for the overall scheme is currently under consideration by Bord Pleanála and if approved the development will commence without delay.

The Lord Mayor said:

“The delivery of quality social housing is a priority for Dublin City Council and these 213 new homes will be a welcome addition to the existing housing stock. With so many people looking for a home in the city at the moment, it is vitally important that the housing delivery programme continues apace and these decisions made this week by the Council ensure that this essential work continues.”

Brendan Kenny, Deputy Chief Executive said:  

“These very welcome decisions by Dublin City Councillors are a key milestone in the development of these sites and for the progression of our Housing Delivery Programme.  In total, it represents the construction of 137 Social Housing Units and 76 Cost Rental Units, 213 new homes.  We need much more of this and we need to speed up our very significant delivery pipeline and where possible make up for time lost because of the Covid-19 lockdowns.”

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