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Council votes to transfer land: Development of social homes at Dublin got a kick start

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has approved to transfer part of the land at the site to the Land Development Agency, the South Dublin Project to build 597 social and affordable homes is one step closer to development.

With the council’s  approval preparations have been started to get a contractor at the start of next year to build the homes. 

Planning permission was secured for the project in July. It proposes to build 200 social homes and almost 400 affordable homes to rent or buy. 

The proposed site is located at Shanganagh, Shankill, south Dublin and the council will transfer part of its land at Shanganagh. 

The approval of elected council members is mandatory in transferring of land. The DLR council on Monday voted to approve the transfer of these lands to the Land Development Agency (LDA).

Welcoming the decision LDA said this development is the largest social and affordable scheme with planning permission in Ireland at the moment.

In July, both the council and LDA said they had made significant progress on the detail and design of the scheme, which will see 51 terraced and semi-detached houses consisting of 21 two-beds and 30 three-beds.

The development will also include 546 apartments of two four-beds, 99 three-beds, 203 two-beds, 165 one-beds and 29 studios.

Overall, it will be made up of 200 social homes, 91 homes that will be available for purchase under an affordable purchase scheme and 306 affordable cost-rental homes.

The planned site occupies nine hectares adjacent to Shanganagh Castle, Shanganagh Park and Castle Farm, and will be within 10 minutes’ walk of the proposed Dart station at Woodbrook.

LDA spokesperson said that this scheme will provide an attractive option for potential residents relative to prevailing market rates.

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