Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD (pictured) has called on the government to help South Dublin County Council (SDCC) buy a 15.4-hectare residential site within the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone.
The local TD said this would increase the output of social and affordable housing in Dublin Mid West.
“The government should immediately provide SDCC with the funding required to purchase the site and build social and affordable housing,” he said.
“The private market will not provide the social and affordable homes that people require.
“Unfortunately the Clonburris SDZ is currently being held up due to appeals from Fine Gael councillors, NAMA and others, to An Bord Pleanala.
“Acquiring this site would mean that SDCC would have a combined holding in the SDZ of 37% which along with the 10% social requirement under part V would increase the total output of social and affordable homes to 45%.
“€11.5m is not a huge investment when you consider the price of land in other parts of Dublin.
“Sinn Féin councillors on South Dublin County Council will be lobbying the council management