At the November meeting of the Central Area Committee Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick called for Dublin City Council to reject the Connolly SHD proposal for 741 “build to rent” residential units on a 7 acre state owned site adjacent to Connolly Station.
This is a hugely important state owned site with the potential to provide 100’s of affordable homes and should be developed to create a sustainable and affordable residential community in the heart of our capital city.
Unfortunately due to Governments complete lack of commitment and ambition to provide affordable homes for working people this state owned site is being given to a developer who proposes to build and rent tiny “residential” units.
This site is ideal to recreate and redefine city living for people of all ages.
This site is adjacent to the best public transport in the country and employment for people of levels of education, skills and training.
There are shops, schools and amenities of all description within immediate walking distance.
The Minister for Housing should intervene on this proposal and ensure that the proposal for sub-standard, expensive, short term rentals is dropped and replaced with an ambitious affordable and sustainable long-term residential development.
The last date for observations/submissions on this application is 19th November 2019. Click HERE to find out how you can inspect the application.
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