Building work starts on 24 modular homes in Cherry Orchard
By Maurice Garvey
WORK has started on building modular homes in Cherry Orchard.
Up to 24 modular homes are planned for an open green space at the junction of Cherry Orchard Avenue and Cherry Orchard Drive.
The site has been the focus of anti-social behaviour in recent times, with joyriding and quad bikes prevalent.
Sinn Féin Councillor Daithí Doolan, chairperson of Dublin City Council housing committee, said: “These homes are not the long term solution.
Dublin, and in particular, Ballyfermot needs a building programne that meets the need of those on our housing lists.
“Work has started here in Cherry Orchard to prepare the site for rapid build housing. These homes will be for local families waiting to be housed in the local area.
“Local people have already been out to view similar houses in Ballymun. I have written to Dublin City Council asking that they meet with residents from Cherry Orchard Green to discuss the plans.”
Up to 29 modular homes are also scheduled to be located in Mourne Road, Crumlin – a site known as the former convent lands.
The site faces Knocknarea Road and is one of the few vacant housing sites in a well-established residential area.
It was previously earmarked for housing but a deal between the council and a voluntary housing body in 2011 never materialised.