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Dublin City Council’s housing development programme gathers momentum

Words: Roger Milne
Housing in Dublin

Plans for the development of the first phase of more than 1,300 homes to be built on 30 hectares of vacant Dublin City Council-owned land should be finalised within weeks.

The council plans to develop a mix of social housing, affordable “starter” homes, private, and the new model of “affordable rental” housing outlined in Budget 2016, at sites the council owns - Oscar Traynor Road in Coolock, O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7, and St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore.

The building programme, the council's most ambitious since the regeneration of Ballymun, is to start with 76 houses on the largest of the three sites, a 17-hectare plot at Coolock Lane, just east of the entrance to the Dublin Port Tunnel. The council has designated it to provide at total of 655 homes.

City council officials are preparing a development brief.

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