The Housing Department of Dublin City Council published its twenty eight report today which details how the redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens will be advanced. The over-riding principle governing the plan is that the redevelopment will be achieved with a ratio of 50% of the homes being built for owner occupiers, 30% will be social housing and the remaining 20% for an affordable rental model.
I have provided a brief summary of th main features of the plan below:
A joint meeting of the Housing and Planning Strategic Policy Committees will take place in City Hall on Friday afternoon next, (December 9th) to discuss the proposals and agree on the next steps. If you would like to view the complete report, please email me at email@example.com and I will forward the document onto you.
There have been too many false dawns with the redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens. I believe the details included in this report can provide the basis of delivering this redevelopment. I have always said, however, that this redevelopment cannot take place in isolation from the remainder of the Stoneybatter district. While I delivered on my commitment for a Stoneybatter Local Area Plan to be provided in the new Dublin City Development Plan, it is clear that the Council must deliver housing projects at a time when there is a serious shortage in supply. That being said, the Report provides for the establishment of a consultative committee that will have local residents group involvement.
I will share further analysis and observations on the draft plan over the coming days for your consideration.