An Bord Pleanála approves social and cost-rental housing in Dublin 8

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

Planning permission has been granted for the development of 543 homes on the former St. Teresa’s Gardens site in Dublin’s south inner city.

The project, which is being developed by a partnership between Land Development Agency and Dublin City Council, is set to deliver 154 social and 389 cost-rental homes. 

The successful planning application for over 3,500 homes on various state-owned sites follows an extensive public consultation process. 

The St. Teresa’s Gardens site is located off Donore Avenue in Dublin 8, adjacent to the historic Liberties.

It covers an area of 1.74 hectares, or 4.3 acres, and the new homes will be located next to Dublin City Council’s development of 54 social homes on Margaret Kennedy Road, which were also built on part of the former St. Teresa’s Gardens lands.

 “These homes will form a key part of wider redevelopment plans for the area and we look forward to getting construction underway,” said John Coleman, Chief Executive of the LDA. 

“For the LDA, this marks another milestone. We now have planning permission for more than 3,500 direct build homes and we are in the process of delivering another 5,000 through our Project Tosaigh initiative.

“This development will deliver social and affordable housing where it is needed most and will showcase the real impact the LDA can make, especially when working in partnership with local authorities and state bodies.” 

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