‘Mixed bag’ concerns on infill housing spaces

By Laura Lyne

killiA 26-unit infill housing project for a site located in Killinarden estate has been met with a “mixed bag” of opinions from local residents as it goes for Part 8 public consultation.

The development will see 26 three-bedroom houses for between four and six people built on lands located between the Whitestown Stream and in Killinarden Estate to the rear of 1-22 Killinarden Estate, to the rear of 169, 206-212 Killinarden Estate, and to the side of 213 Killinarden Estate.

Sinn Féin councillors Cathal King and Louise Dunne spoke with residents of 1-22 Killinarden Estate on Wednesday, with a view to holding a consultation process between local residents and South Dublin County Council.
Speaking to The Echo, Cllr King said: “We’ve been knocking on doors in the area, and there’s been a mixed bag of opinions from residents.
“Some residents were led to believe that there would be a load of apartments built there, but we showed them the plans and there was not the same kind of opposition as we saw in Dromcarra.
“There are some residents accepting that these things need to happen, and are very aware of the housing crisis throughout South Dublin.
“We’ll be holding consultations with residents and the council so that residents can get their views across.
“I’m not against the idea of infill housing, it’s just that other areas need to be built in so that there’s not just a build-up in Tallaght and Clondalkin.”
Plans for the development are available to be viewed online at www.sdcc.ie or in County Hall, Tallaght until September 10.
Written submissions or observations on the development must be submitted to the council no later than 4pm on Thursday, September 24.

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