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Efforts To Overturn O'Devaney Gardens Development Deal Defeated

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:16 3 Dec 2019


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A group of Dublin city councillors, opposed to development plans for the O'Devaney Gardens site, say they will take their fight to the courts after losing a vote last night.

The land is due to be handed over to developer Bartra Capital to build 800 new apartments at the former council flat complex.

Originally half of the units were to be sold off privately, with the rest split between social and affordable housing.

However an agreement was later reached between the developer, the council and a number of parties. Under the deal the number of private units would be reduced to 20 percent, while 30 percent of the homes would be affordable rental.

Last night a motion to rescind that deal was defeated 35 to 22 at the monthly council meeting. Those opposed to the plan say the site should stay in DCC's hands.

Independent councillor Anthony Flynn says the public doesn't support the deal. He says the councillors who put forward last night's motion will be taking legal advice today;

"Last night the motion to rescind was defeated. The Dublin Agreement parties voted to keep O'Devaney on the table in terms of the private development"

He says they're moving forward with a judicial review "we'll take advice today from our legal team, the independent grouping, and anybody else who wants to get involved in that."

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