An innovative Joint Venture by South Dublin County Council which will see the construction of 1,034 homes on 29 acres of council lands at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála.
The mixed tenure development which will include 310 social housing units (30% of the development) is the first of its kind envisaged as part of the major urban sites initiative under ‘Rebuilding Ireland’.
Adwood Ltd, a consortium of established Dublin builders Adroit and Maplewood, will develop the site. Adwood Ltd will pay the Council €38m and deliver 310 social housing units at competitive rates over four years.
Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, said, “This is a vital element of our overall council-led housing strategy to deliver 4500 homes over the next few years. We must now get on with commencement on site at the earliest opportunity and look forward to the development of this new community.”
In return for state support through the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) of €2m, the developer has also committed to delivering 50 units at prices discounted to the market.
The 724 private homes include a comprehensive range of 3 and 4-bed houses as well as one, two and three-bed apartments. The tender also includes an 847 sq.m. community building which will be handed over to the Council. A creche and retail unit will also be included as part of the development.
Welcoming the grant of planning permission, Anthony Lydon and Michael Whelan Jr of Adwood Ltd, said, “We are delighted to partner with South Dublin County Council on this development and look forward to delivering over one thousand new homes on site.”
The Kilcarbery development is part of the Council’s €1bn investment plan for building 4,500 new homes in the County in the coming years.