New proposals published for 543 social and cost-rental homes in Dublin 4 months ago

New proposals published for 543 social and cost-rental homes in Dublin

Following two rounds of public consultation, the size of the development has been reduced.

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has unveiled near-to-final proposals for approximately 543 social and cost-rental homes in Dublin 8.

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The development, at the site of the St Teresa’s Gardens flat complex, is significantly scaled back from initial plans of the build.

Following two rounds of public consultation, the latest proposals state there will be 100 fewer homes built and the maximum height of the build will be reduced from 22 storeys to 15 storeys.

The rest of the buildings in the development will be limited to seven storeys.

Overall, the development has been reduced by approximately one third from the original proposals.

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All 543 homes will be provided for rent with both social and cost-rental homes to be available. Over one quarter (28%) of the homes will be constructed and provided for social housing which will be managed by Dublin City Council.

The balance of the new development will be cost rental homes and will be managed by the LDA. The new community will include one, two and three-bedroom homes as well as a small number of studio apartments (cost rental homes only).

“We are delighted to publish updated plans for the development of over 540 affordable homes in the heart of Dublin," said Dearbhla Lawson, Head of Strategic Planning with the LDA.

"These more detailed plans have been shaped by consultation with the local community and developed in partnership with Dublin City Council as part of their framework plan.

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"The Donore Project will be a vibrant and sustainable community which brings life back to a site which has lain vacant for so many years. This new community will integrate within Dublin 8 and will offer much needed housing opportunities for people of all ages and life stages.

"We look forward to hearing the views of the local community on these updated designs and their response to the changes we have made following earlier consultations.”