Mary wants Dublin City Council to build affordable homes on a vacant site on Bannow Road, Cabra West, Dublin 7.
At the March 2020 Central Area Committee Mary proposed a motion calling on DCC to urgently secure funding for the development of social and affordable homes on the vacant site on Bannow Road and to provide a report outlining plans for same.
Locals will know this as the former Premier Chickens factory and its adjacent land.
In reply to Mary’s motion, DCC advised that they are in the process of purchasing the site for the future provision of public housing.
Mary welcomed the fact that DCC is buying the site to build public housing but is extremely concerned that it could take ten years to get approval and funding from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to actually build homes on the site.
Mary says the new Government must introduce a fast track, maximum 6 months, approval process for all Local Authority applications for funding for public housing.