With increasing rent and property prices, local people will soon be unable to afford living in Dublin Bay South. However, with the development of the Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone (SDZ), we now have a chance to get housing right in Ireland.
At 84-acres, within walking distance of the city centre and with an encapsulating view overlooking Dublin Bay, we now have the chance to provide some 3,000 badly needed new homes.
The site is a perfect location for a new ‘cost-rental’ model of social and affordable housing. We have continuously argued for this and it gives real fire to tackling our housing crisis. Public transport infrastructure needs to be built so that the new community is sustainable, with the provision for workplaces and shops; an idea that has been promoted by the National Economic and Social Council.
Residents will be able to give their feedback in early January 2017 on proposals for the development zone, with public sessions running over six weeks and results will be published from the consultation by Dublin City County.