At last night’s City Council meeting I requested an update as to the current status of plans to deliver new housing on the former Readymix Site along East Wall Road.
In requesting this update, I asked the following questions of the Chief Executive:
- the status of any designs.
- an indicative breakdown of the size of units to be provided.
- the likely timeframe for the preparation and submission of a Part VIII planning application.
- when it is hoped to go to tender and begin works on site.
Further to the update (https://bit.ly/3bjxViy), I circulated earlier this year, I can now confirm that the City Council is advancing plans to deliver public housing on the former Readymix site. I have been advised that a design team has been appointed and work is ongoing to develop a design for the site. The Housing Department has indicated that specific site investigations have commenced on the site.
At present, Council officials envisage that the proposed development will deliver approximately 65 apartments to meet the general social need within the North-East Inner City.
The date, the Chief Executive, currently envisages that the lodging of the planning application will take place is later this year. I continue and will continue to seek a more specific timeframe for the advancement of the planning process so that I can keep you updated.
Given the volume of contact that I have received over the last number of years about the potential redevelopment of this site, I have continued to keep asking questions about the Council’s plans with a view to ensuring you are aware of what is being proposed.
If you have specific questions about the details outlined above, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com and I will endeavour to secure that information on your behalf.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee