Bluebell Waterways Project seeks community perspective

by Rachel Cunningham
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Residents, community groups and businesses in Dublin 12 are invited to contribute to the design of a new social and affordable housing development in the area.

The Land Development Agency (LDA) and Dublin City Council (DCC) are beginning the process of public engagement on the Bluebell Waterways Project, which aims to provide new high-quality low-energy social and affordable cost rental homes.

Bluebell Waterways Project aims to provide new high-quality low-energy social and affordable cost rental homes

Build on the community’s vision document; the Framework for Renewal 2019, the project plans to deliver central community spaces for social, arts and cultural use, alongside long established services, while creating a safe and well-connected environment for new opportunities to emerge in the area.

Bluebell Waterways Project aims to provide new high-quality low-energy social and affordable cost rental homes

Dublin City Council will offer new sustainable social homes to residents of the Bluebell maisonettes and to those on the housing waiting list.  

Cost rental homes will offer long-term rental accommodation at discounted market rates, and will be managed by the LDA.

To ensure the preservation of the social and historical fabric of the area, local residents, community groups and businesses to contribute to the design process.  

“The LDA understands the value and importance of hearing from the local community in Bluebell as the Agency, alongside Dublin City Council, endeavours to design a much needed social and affordable homes development for the area,” said Phelim O’Neill, Head of Property, Land Development Agency.

Bluebell Waterways Project aims to provide new high-quality low-energy social and affordable cost rental homes

“The residents of Dublin 12 are the lifeblood of the community and will play an integral role in the shaping of this project.  I look forward to engaging with them so that together we can create an inclusive, sustainable and well-connected development that serves everyone.”

This initial communication phase is being undertaken jointly by the Land Development Agency and Dublin City Council.  

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