The Land Development Agency has submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for a Strategic Housing Development on the lands of the former Devoy Barrack in Naas, Co Kildare.
Decommissioned in 1998, the 4.14-hectare vacant site will provide 221 homes. The development is subject to planning approval.
The LDA collaborated extensively with the Housing Agency, the current owners of the site, and Kildare County Council in order to bring forward the planning application.
The proposed development will comprise social and affordable homes, to be provided by way of the Government’s affordable homes scheme.
The new planned homes will comprise 36 three-bedroom terraced houses, 63 one-bedroom homes, 111 two-bedroom homes and 11 three-bedroom homes in apartment/duplex layout.
The homes will be set across two to five storeys, and the development will be augmented with car parking, green open spaces and a 59-place creche.
The Land Development Agency is a commercial, state-sponsored body set up to co-ordinate land within state control for more optimal uses where appropriate, with a focus on the provision of homes for individuals and families.
John Coleman, the LDA’s chief executive, said the Devoy site represents a prime opportunity for current and future residents of Naas and surrounding areas to realise their goal of living in an affordable home.
“The LDA is delighted to be able to apply for this planning permission and to continue our mission of providing more affordable housing options for individuals and families,” he added.