Proposals put forward to build 18 to 24 homes in Deansrath area
A SITE in Deansrath/Melrose area of Clondalkin has been identified by South Dublin County Council as suitable for an age-friendly housing scheme.
Between 18-24 homes (one and two-bed) could be built there following support for the proposal at the Clondalkin area meeting.
Located adjacent to Deansrath Green, St Cuthbert’s Park, and Melrose Grove, early stage plans could see 18-24 homes built there.
South Dublin County Council carried out a preliminary capacity study based on a mix of one- and two-storey buildings (single-storey houses and two-storey apartments), directly adjacent to St Cuthbert’s Park to the south.
The study is based on a series of house/apartment types which have been successfully used by SDCC at Templeogue Village and Pearse Brother’s Park.
Presenting the study to elected members at the Clondalkin area meeting this week, the council said the scheme fits in with their Age Friendly County Strategy 2020- 2024 and highlights the need to provide appropriate age-friendly housing options for an ageing population, which is projected to increase by 51 per cent from 2016 to 2031.
The Council’s Housing Delivery Action Plan 2022- 2026 aims to deliver over 600 age-friendly homes, to support housing needs and downsizing for persons to age within their existing communities.
Cllr Trevor Gilligan (FF) said the “general consensus” at the meeting was that of support for the development with “housing needed in the area.”
“It goes forward now to a Part 8,” he said.
Following members’ approval to progress the proposed development, the council said Part 8 consultations will take place with the local community.