Proposals for 150 homes in the pipeline for approval
An artist’s impression of the proposed development

Proposals for 150 homes in the pipeline for approval

APPROVED Housing Body Circle VHA, in conjunction with Seabren Developments and with the support of Dublin City  Council housing, has re-submitted planning permission for the development of 150 cost rental and social housing homes at Glebe Coruba, Crumlin.

The proposed development, with a two-year delivery pipeline from approval, will be made up of 75 one-beds, 71 two-beds and 4 three-bed units, including the restoration of the well-known and protected Glebe House recently destroyed by fire, alongside an on-site creche, additional car parking, a community café, gated access from Somerville Drive to Crumlin Village and a public pocket park to the front of Glebe House.

This proposal contains a mix of cost rental and social housing.

Russell Grainge, Director of Property at Circle VHA said : “Recognising the shortage of private rental options in the Crumlin/Walkinstown area, our proposal includes the delivery of cost rental homes which we hope will assist the local community as the rising costs of private rental continues to soar.

The fire at Glebe House last month

Cost rental homes are open for application to people who don’t qualify for social housing but are working (net household income not greater than €53k) and are currently paying private rent.

“Given cost rental rents are required to be 25 per cent below market rate, we are aiming to deliver 75 A-rated homes in the locality on land that is currently derelict but has a much-loved history.

Whilst we absolutely acknowledge the concerns of local residents, we want to make assurances that this proposal is a  not-for-profit venture.

As an Approved Housing Body we are in the market to make homes accessible to those who need them and by branching out into the delivery of cost rental homes, we can rejuvenate and sustain communities, provide high-quality homes to the children of families who have grown up in these communities and offer tenants real affordable options.”

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