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Land Development Agency Secures 13.2 Hectares in North Dublin for 2,300 Affordable Homes Project

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has successfully acquired 13.2 hectares of prime land in Clongriffin, north Dublin, with the potential to accommodate over 2,300 affordable and social homes. The purchased property, known as Project Capital North and Barina, was acquired from the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) for €44 million. The Clongriffin site, adjacent to the railway station in Dublin 13, already possesses planning permission for 1,800 units, and if approval is granted for additional homes, it will mark a historic milestone as the most extensive single-state housing project in decades.

John Coleman, CEO of the LDA, emphasised the strategic significance of the acquisition, describing it as a major step towards providing state-owned, affordable housing. The Clongriffin location boasts excellent connectivity and is poised to deliver approximately 2,300 affordable and social homes. The purchase, at an upfront cost of around €19,000 per home, demonstrates a cost-effective approach in comparison to overall delivery expenses.

Minister for Housing, Local Government, and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, welcomed the news, expressing excitement about the prospects of this significant state housing initiative. Eoin Ó Brion, Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson, also welcomed the land purchase but stressed the need for timely delivery and affordability for ordinary working people. He urged the government to streamline processes and reduce bureaucracy to expedite social and affordable home development. The first housing units on the Clongriffin site are expected to be available by 2026.

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