These four plots of land will be used to build thousands of social and affordable homes

Simon Coveney denied that the plan represents a “sell-off” of state land.

FOUR PLOTS OF land in Dublin might be used to construct three,000 new properties underneath a brand new authorities technique.

Housing Minister Simon Coveney right now launched the Rebuilding Eire Housing Land Map, which he referred to as a key part of the state’s housing land technique.

The map is a collation of information from an array of state departments, companies and our bodies. It consists of particulars of over 700 native authority and Housing Company owned websites totalling some 1,700 hectares, as properly 30 websites of round 200 hectares) owned by state or semi-state our bodies within the Higher Dublin Space and different main city centres.

The map additionally reveals the places of 144 lively websites the place round 5,200 new dwellings are underneath development within the Dublin area.

Coveney recommended each South Dublin County Council and Dublin Metropolis Council for bringing ahead 4 websites that may ship as much as three,000 social and reasonably priced properties.

The websites are positioned in Kilcarbery in South Dublin:


The others are: Infirmary Street, Emmet Street, and Oscar Traynor Street in Dublin Metropolis.



Coveney stated that he wished native authorities and builders to give you enterprise plans to develop on these websites.

“I need all native authorities to take up the mantle and to convey ahead websites as shortly as potential for improvement on this means. Opening up State-land for mixed-tenure housing is a significant coverage intervention: if others management shortage when it comes to land provide, they management the market. I need the State to make sure that doesn’t occur.”


Coveney denied, nevertheless, that this plan represents a “sell-off” of state land. He added that in some circumstances, comparable to CIE, the land banks shaped a part of the pension fund. This meant that builders would construct on the land underneath a license. In some circumstances, there might be a switch of land, however some state companies would personal the land for reasonably priced rental lodging.

“I imagine in mixed-tenure communities, I don’t imagine in segregation. We’ve to facilitate integration by design.

“This isn’t a few sell-off of land. A few of these landbanks, native authorities will preserve possession of. Different state actors will keep concerned in the event that they don’t wish to promote the land.”

He stated that the state would “should get the dividend” of any plan put ahead for land, however stated this was not essentially a “monetary dividend”.

Councils, he stated, would have the ultimate approval on any plan, saying that the offers wouldn’t be “quiet offers between chief executives and builders”.

Different websites

Coveney stated that there have been plans for websites all around the nation and spoke of an bold plan to construct in Galway’s docklands, a web site he referred to as “a gem”. The docklands web site is bordered by Ceannt Station and varieties over four.7 hectares of land.

Coveney stated that the plan may see “very excessive” buildings put within the space.

In Dublin, Connolly Station, St Theresa’s Gardens and various inner-city websites have been earmarked.

In Cork, 56 hectares on the Tivoli Docks within the metropolis have been recognized, in addition to websites at St Kevin’s Hospital and Nash’s Boreen.

Whereas the contents of the map have the potential to ship 50,000 properties, Coveney feels it may very well be extra.

“We may very well be way more bold but it surely’s vital to not over promise. Some websites is not going to be viable for the time being for no matter cause.

“I feel 50,00 is a sensible determine over 4 years.”

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