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Fingal village rezoning decision opens door to 2,200 new homes

Words: Roger Milne
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Dublin city councillors have voted for a significant change in zoning in the city development plan that could see as many as 2,200 new homes being built in Finglas, north Dublin.

The proposal to vary the development plan to allow the redevelopment of 43 hectares of land, currently occupied mostly by vacant warehouses, was backed by 43 councillors, with 17 objecting.

The site, off Jamestown Road, just north of Finglas village, was examined under the council’s review of industrial land with a view to rezoning it for residential, commercial and community use to help regenerate the area.

John O’Hara, city planning officer, said the Dublin City Council was looking at a development comprising 50 per cent residential, 30 per cent commercial and 10 per cent open space, with a provision for community use in the scheme, including a school.

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