8,400 new homes to be built in south Dublin
Plans have been approved.
More than 8,400 homes will be built on 280 hectares of land at Clonburris, to the east of Adamstown in Dublin.
The area has been designated as a strategic development zone (SDZ) to help alleviate the capital’s housing crisis by providing homes using “fast-track” planning.
The Irish Times have reported that the majority of homes will be between two and four storeys high, increasing to six stories near two railway stations.
In 2008, a train station was built at Kishoge but it never opened.
Now that this region has been categorised as an SDZ, South Dublin County Council can allow permission for developments to take place and they cannot be appealed to the board.
Construction can start two months after an application is made.
Three primary and three secondary schools will be built in phases, along with houses and apartments.
Elsewhere, the average cost of renting a property in Dublin is now over €2,000, according to the latest Daft.ie report.
"The level of supply needed for rents to not change is about 13,000 per quarter, or 1,000 per week. Currently, the Dublin market is getting half that – about 500 per week," economist Ronan Lyons said.