At the first Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council meeting of the year, the 2020-2024 corporate plan of the authority was discussed.
At it’s foundation, the corporate plan lays out the council’s priorities for the next four years and what goals it aims to achieve.
People Before Profit councillor Hugh Lewis proposed a motion to include a housing plan within the scheme – a plan which was originally omitted.
Cllr Lewis said: “It is now 2020 and thanks to central Government policy the housing crisis is set to continue to escalate, this change in the Corporate Plan 2020-2024 is a recognition of the radical shift we need politically to focus on the construction of Council built affordable and social homes.
“We have to shift away from the failing policy of private contracts with landlords and get back to construction, until this happens the crisis in social and affordable housing will only deepen, the time for a positive approach to the housing crisis is long overdue.”
The housing motion was discussed for over an hour before being passed by a vote.
The motion reads: “Improve the delivery of social and affordable housing to meet the housing demands of the people of the County, focusing on a renewed delivery of constructed and secure homes.”