Government makes €15m for delivery of over 1,000 affordable homes in Mulhuddart

Friday, December 14, 2018

The government has provided €11 million for the development of over 1,000 affordable homes in Mulhuddart.

I welcome the announcement of this funding under the Serviced Sites Fund, which will be invested in infrastructure to deliver land for over 1,000 affordable homes in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15.

Of the €43m allocated nationally, Fingal received €15m which is a big vote of confidence in our council's ability to deliver on housing and infrastructure. The provision of housing remains a top priority for Fine Gael and I commend all those who have worked to deliver this superb outcome.

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government with Cllr. Kieran Dennison
The Church Fields site in Mulhuddart, comprises 37 hectares of land, of which 25 hectares is the main development area. A Land Management Plan will have the potential to support approximately 1,000 homes with a mix of social units, private discounted units, cost rental units and older people’s accommodation.

The project involves the extension and upgrade of Wellview Avenue, the provision of green infrastructure, as well as the construction of a new neighbourhood centre and three community centres.

The government's Serviced Sites Fund amounts to €310 million in total and will be available up to 2021. It was established to provide key facilitating infrastructure, on public lands, to support the delivery of affordable homes to purchase or rent

While most of the €15m funding goes to Mulhuddart, €2.1m is earmarked for the Hackettstown land in Skerries for the widening and reconstruction of Golf Links Road, a new bridge and a new north-south access road, while €1.5m is allocated for lands at Dun Emer in Lusk towards the reconstruction of Kilhedge Lane.

A fourth application for lands at Cappagh in Dublin 11 remains under active consideration by the Department.

Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure AnnMarie Farrelly said: “The provision of infrastructure to provide for housing is a key element of Fingal County Council’s drive to build housing across the region. I am delighted that the Government has approved this funding for three key strategic infrastructure projects across the county.

“The Church Fields project is one of three projects which are being driven by our Project Talamh team. We have already made considerable progress with the Ballymastone project in Donabate where construction of the Donabate Distributor Road is well underway and we have gone out to tender for the provision up to 1,200 mixed tenure homes.

“This latest funding from Government will now allow us to move forward with our plans for a very strategically important project in Dublin 15.”

The Serviced Sites Fund, which amounts to €310 million in total and will be available to 2021, was established by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide key facilitating infrastructure, on public lands, to support the delivery of affordable homes to purchase or rent.

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