Sports club land could reach €6m
A HIGH-PROFILE sports club have put in a submission to South Dublin County Council’s Draft Development Plan to rezone a prime section of land beside the club as residential to generate “much needed” funds to keep the club in operation.
Dublin City Sports and Social Club, located on the Coldcut Road near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, put in the submission at the public consultation stage of the council’s development plan to rezone a GAA pitch that is no longer in use.
The non-profit organisation has catered for members, who are all employees of Dublin Bus, since the mid-1960s and the local community has hugely benefited from the club’s facilities.
In their submission, the club’s chairman Damien O’Dwyer has stated that they are seeking to rezone the land from amenity to residential in order to dispose of the land to a developer or the council.
The land in question, which is 6.5 acres and backs onto Harelawn Estate, is overgrown and unkempt due to “financial strains” the club is under and is no longer used by the club. The club also noted that their clubhouse is currently closed due to “falling into dis-repair” and being unable to carry out the necessary repairs and crucial work.
The Echo understands that if rezoned to residential, the land could sell in the region of five to six million euro. It is understood that the money would be put back into the club and to repair the existing facilities for the community to use.
The council’s County Development Plan 2022-2028 is currently in phase two and will be finalised in August this year.