29 social housing units approved by councillors

By Sean Heffernan

THE building of 29 social housing units on lands in Tallaght and Knocklyon, with a total of 15 houses and 14 apartments due to be constructed was given the go-ahead at the monthly meeting of South Dublin County Council on Monday.

The development of 13 units in Tallaght will be located on undeveloped lands at Killinarden Heights, adjacent to Knockmore Avenue (adjoining St Catherine’s House).

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The development will consist of eight houses and five apartments whilst the development of 16 units at Knocklyon will be located on a site on Old Knocklyon Road, Dublin 16.

The development will consist of seven houses and nine apartments in two / three storey units. All units are designed to hold a Building Energy Rating (BER) energy performance of A2.

Concerns had been raised previously at the Templeogue-Terenure Local Area Committee regarding issues around flooding and traffic issues, but councillors were informed that remedial works have been carried out in the area to mitigate any flood threats, and traffic calming measures will be put in place at the entrance to the development.

Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council said: “I very much welcome the decision of the Councillors in approving these proposed social housing developments.

"These provisions form part of the council’s commitment to drive the building of social housing units in the County over the next few years.

"So far this year the Council has delivered 78 houses across two sites in Clondalkin and Tallaght, with another 272 housing units expected to be handed over to the Council by July next year. These new developments bring the stock of Council housing to almost 9,600 units.”

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