The owners of the Howth Castle estate in north Dublin have offered to hand over a plot of land for social and affordable housing aimed at locals.
It would mean rezoning the 6.5 acre site from high amenity to residential.
As part of a submission to Fingal County Council's draft development plan, Circle Voluntary Housing Association has asked for the land to be rezoned to allow for 150 social and affordable housing.
The site, that forms part of an existing golf course, has been offered for free with the proposed homes being made exclusively available to buyers with ties to the north Dublin suburb who are currently priced out of the local market.
It's part of a move to secure contentious rezoning on the 530-acre estate that was bought by a real estate investor in 2019.
Earlier this year, redevelopment plans worth €10 million were announced for Howth Castle, aimed at making the historic site a major leisure, food, and retail destination.
It included a new glass-covered restaurant in the stable yard, a revamped cookery school, a gin-making school, along with retail units.