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Mixed fortunes for Dublin fast-track housing schemes

Words: Roger Milne
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Two major fast-track housing schemes, both in the greater Dublin area and both involving around 450 new homes, saw mixed fortunes this week.

Glenveagh Properties has received approval for a 463-unit development in the heart of Citywest, Dublin from An Bord Pleanála. The proposals were for 353 flats and 89 houses.

Glenveagh, one of the country's biggest builders, acquired the 7.4-hectare site at the junction of Citywest Road and Magna Drive two years ago.

The successful scheme proposed seven blocks mostly six-storeys high.

However, Ironborn Real Estate’s plans for Stepaside failed to pass muster with An Bord Pleanála. The proposals involved 444 flats and a crèche on a 2.8-hectare site at Aiken's Village in Stepaside. The scheme would have seen nine blocks ranging from two to eight storeys built.

The planning agency raised issues over sustainable connectivity, layout, design, and problems over wastewater capacity, as well as potential flood risks. 

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