April 14, 2019
Permission has been granted for 3,500 new homes on Dublin’s Poolbeg peninsula with 25% earmarked for social and affordable housing.
Local representatives have welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála.
The development know as Poolbeg West is planned for the old Irish Glass Bottle site and a smaller plot known as the Fabriza site, which together comprise 15 hectares.
Receivers for the original consortium that owned the land, Becbay, had opposed proposals by Dublin City councillors to increase the provision for social housing above the legal requirement of 10%.
The decision which will mean 875 new social and affordable homes was welcomed by Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys.
“This is a major step forward which will give local people the opportunity to stay living in their own communities” he said.
Residents in Ringsend and Irishtown, who say they have been priced out of the local housing market because of the presence of Google, Facebook and other IT companies in nearby Grand Canal Dock, had campaigned for the increased affordable housing. Read More here>