On Monday last, Dublin City Council (DCC) gave the green light for the proposed Jamestown Development, writes Rose Barrett.
Following a lengthy debate claiming the proposal would meet local housing needs and revitalise Finglas village, some councillors felt this was a rushed application and could be seen as a developer led ‘solution’ to the local housing crisis.
The vote was passed with 43 councillors for the proposal at Jamestown and 17 against, with two abstentions. Plans for the redevelopment of the site at Jamestown Road, St Margaret’s Road and McKee Avenue must meet 50% residential, 30% job creation/local employment, 10% open space/community amenity and allow for future school provision.
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The proposal could result in over 2,000 residential units for the area, which many believe will be rental properties and in-affordable to the local community.