Plans to build 620 new homes in Tallaght have been given the go-ahead.
80 per cent of the homes in Killinarden will be social and affordable housing.
A vote was taken at this afternoon's meeting of South Dublin County Council.
620 Homes APPROVED!
Sinn Féin Councillors have bowed to public pressure from @FineGael campaign to get homes BUILT. Today they abstained on the development which they opposed in March 2020 - 80% Social & Affordable for €250,000. #HousingCrisis
I am delighted!
— Cllr. David McManus 🇮🇪 (@McManusDavid) September 13, 2021
The site is one of a dozen being developed as part of the council's plan to deliver almost 4,500 homes in the area.
South Dublin County Council will enter into a development agreement with the Arden Team DAC to deliver the homes. The Arden design team, comprising Sisk Living and Kelland Homes and Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, will deliver ‘The Foothills, Killinarden’ development over several phases, with 278 homes estimated to be completed by 2024, 217 homes in 2025 and the final 125 homes in 2026. A community/sports facility, creche, new public open space, and wetlands infrastructure, as well as essential community amenities, will be provided to create a new sustainable neighbourhood.
Councillor Peter Kavanagh, Mayor of South Dublin County, says: "This mixed tenure development which will provide 620 new homes, reflects the Council’s commitment to providing homes for families and building new communities. I am particularly happy to see such an emphasis on providing affordable and social homes in this development and I look forward to the ground being broken on site."
Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, added: "The delivery of affordable housing is a significant element of the Killinarden development and our housing strategy. Addressing issues of housing affordability that exist for low-to-middle income households is a key element of South Dublin County Council’s efforts to tackle the housing crisis. This initiative is a crucial element of our plans to deliver over 4500 social and affordable homes over 5 years."