The Land Development Agency, in partnership with Dublin City Council, is seeking to develop 148 social and affordable homes in Dublin 5. Public consultation on the Cromcastle Project in Coolock opened Friday, 27th January with an application for planning permission scheduled for later this year.
The scheme, which includes both cost rental and social housing [13 social homes and 135 cost-rental (affordable) homes], is proposed for a site opposite the Northside Shopping Centre with excellent access to local amenities, services and transport. The proposed development includes:
LDA Head of Property, Phelim O’Neill, said: “The LDA’s mission is to increase the supply of affordable housing and make the best use of public land. This Northside Dublin area badly needs new residential homes and this development is the right project for a site that it currently totally under-utilised. It will be well-served by ready access to all local amenities and essential services and will improve the neighbourhood for the local community with new pedestrian routes and public spaces.
“With 148 cost rental and social housing units, this development will provide housing supply for those locked out of the rental market by high prices as well as those on housing waiting lists. Cost rental is an increasingly important solution for people who are not in receipt of social housing supports and now have access to properties where the rent is based on the cost price of building, managing and maintaining the homes.”
Dublin City Council Director of Housing Delivery, Dave Dinnigan, said: “DCC are very excited about the delivery of much needed homes on this important site. Continuing our collaboration with the LDA we will see the delivery of 148 homes in a mix of social and cost rental tenures providing much needed housing supply in Dublin 5.”
The public is being invited to visit www.lda.ie/projects/cromcastle , where the consultation document including visuals of the proposed development is now live, and give their views during a consultation phase which will run until early March 2023.