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Scheme for 1,000 new homes to go-ahead in Greater Dublin

Words: Roger Milne
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More than 1,000 homes have been approved by An Bord Pleanála for a site in south Dublin in what is set to be the first large-scale housing development on local authority land in more than a decade.

The proposals, involving 1,034 houses and flats, will be built on land owned by South Dublin County Council at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin.

The site, located between the N4 and N7, will include 310 social homes. The housing will be developed as a joint venture between the council and Adwood Ltd, a consortium of established Dublin builders Adroit and Maplewood.

Under the deal Adwood will pay the council €38 million and will deliver the 30 per cent social homes at what the council says will be “competitive rates”.

The project, which was the subject of protests, will be the first under the “major urban housing” sites programme initiated in November 2016, as part of the government’s Rebuilding Ireland project. This sees state funding used to provide infrastructure to service large-scale housing sites.

Meanwhile, in a separate development, there has been a fourth attempt to develop the derelict former Techrete site near Howth’s Dart station.

Involved is Atlas, a subsidiary of developer Marlet, which has submitted a fast-track application to An Bord Pleanála for a scheme involving a complex of 512 new flats.

The proposed development has a gross floor area of 48,252 square metres on a 2.68-hectare site. The residential blocks would have 439 vehicle parking spaces and 1,335 bike spaces.

The project also includes a publicly accessible walkway and cycleway to the north of the site, a civic plaza, a landscaped park and communal gardens.

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