Ever since the Autumn of 2018, I have been continuously been checking with the Housing Department of Dublin City Council on the status of plans to redevelop the former Readymix site along East Wall Road for the provision of new housing.
This month, at the Dublin Central Area Committee, I requested a comprehensive update into plans to redevelop the site, including the number of homes to be built, the scale and density of the project as well as the likely timeframe for the preparation and presentation of a planning application to Councillors for our approval. As a result of my questioning, I can now provide further certainty about the type of housing to be built, the number of homes to be delivered and the timeframe for advancing the project.
Officials from the Housing Department confirmed that the former Readymix Site on East wall Road, Dublin 3 has already been approved by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This approval relates to the provision of public housing, under Bundle 3 of the Government’s Public Private Partnership Programme. The design team is currently finalising the drainage design for the proposed development and will be making a presentation on the proposed design to myself and Councillor colleagues at the January 2022 Central Area Committee meeting.
The Council currently envisage that the proposed development will deliver 68 apartments, comprising a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed units including a small number of apartments to be constructed to Universal Design standards. Based on the information supplied to me, I would expect that a formal planning application will be lodged by Easter.
I hope this information is of assistance to you. However, if you have any specific questions or queries arising from the details outlined above, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee