170 affordable homes proposed by council for Cherry Orchard
PLANS for over 170 ‘affordable’ homes in Cherry Orchard are proposed by Dublin City Council.
The local authority have initiated a Pre Part 8 process for the development of 172 units (141 three-bed houses and 31 two-bed houses), two public open spaces, and associated site infrastructure works.
The 5.57 hectares site is on council owned lands located in between Cherry Orchard Hospital, Wheatfield Prison, and Cherry Orchard Football Club.
Proposals include the construction of a link road to Ballyfermot Road, as a development objective of the Park West Cherry Orchard Local Area Plan 2019.
A link road to Ballyfermot Road is set to feature a widening of current road frontage to the north of 113 – 127 and 155 – 169 Cherry Orchard Green.
Plans include 14 public car parking spaces along the south side of the link road.
The development includes a children’s playground on the eastern section of the lands, with provision of ten public bicycle parking spaces.
According to the city council, houses developed under the Affordable Housing Fund scheme should be sold to qualified applicants at a minimum of 15 per cent below the open market values for the area – meaning the local authority will take a 15 per cent equity stake in the property.
Plans for the development also include a new boundary wall and railing to Cherry Orchard Hospital and Cloverhill Courthouse, incorporating provision for a future pedestrian entrance to Cherry Orchard Hospital.