South Dublin councillors have agreed to sell land to a private developer to build more than 500 social and affordable homes.
Nearly 16 hectares of land has been approved for sale in the Tallaght area. 620 homes will be built, with 80 per cent of these being proposed for affordable and social housing.
People Before Profit Councillor for the Clondalkin Local Electoral Area on South Dublin County Council, Madeleine Johansson, says the land should have been kept public.
”This is still 123 private homes going to be be built on public land. Land that is owned by the taxpayer, by the people of this country who deserve to have their resources used in a much better way.”
Councillor Peter Kavanagh, Mayor of South Dublin County, said, “This mixed tenure development which will provide 620 new homes, reflects the Council’s commitment to providing homes for families and building new communities. I am particularly happy to see such an emphasis on providing affordable and social homes in this development and I look forward to the ground being broken on site.”
Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, added that “the delivery of affordable housing is a significant element of the Killinarden development and our housing strategy. Addressing issues of housing affordability that exist for low-to-middle income households is a key element of South Dublin County Council’s efforts to tackle the housing crisis. This initiative is a crucial element of our plans to deliver over 4500 social and affordable homes over 5 years.”
South Dublin County Council voted to sell off public land to a private developer. 27 (FF/FG/GP/some Ind/exGP) for, 2 against (PBP and Eoin O'Broin Ind), 4 abstaining (SF).
Public homes on public land means no public land should be sold off to private developers! pic.twitter.com/FB6xSIsjEP
— Paul Murphy (@paulmurphy_TD) September 13, 2021