Our Fine Gael-led Government through the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) requested Local Authorities including Dublin City Council to nominate further sites that would be considered for the delivery of Public Housing.
This is designed to utilise the availability based Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, under a proposed Bundle 3 of the Programme. Under this type of model the project/‘PPP’ company designs, builds, finances and maintains the housing developments on sites provided by the local authority over a 25 year period. Maintenance and management of the schemes will be carried out by a selected Approved Housing Body.
Therefore, Dublin City Council has confirmed that three sites have been approved by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government for the building of Public Housing. These sites include:
Sites- Dublin City Council
Ready Mix Site, East Wall, Dublin 3
80 -100 Older Persons
Collins Avenue, junction with Swords Road, Dublin 9
Total: 220 -229
Planning permission for these sites will have to be approved through a Part VIII planning process, which means it will be City Councillors who will determine whether planning is granted or not. As of March 2nd, the City Council advised me that:
“there are no plans and no decisions made on density or height etc. When the initial feasibility is due, we will discuss with local Councillors.”
The City Council will meet for the first time since March next Monday, due to the Covid19 National Emergency, where I use the opportunity to secure an indicative timeline for the delivery of this project, including much needed clarity on the feasibility study as to the type of development that may take place on site.
As always, if you have any questions or queries about the details above, please get in touch with me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee