O’Devaney Gardens residents need priority on new residential units - Boylan
Dublin Sinn Féin Cllr Janice Boylan, speaking today after the meeting of the Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council, called on the manager Gerry Geraghty to use 15 of the 30 residential units given the go ahead on the infirmary road site to accommodate the needs of the remaining tenants in O'Devaney Gardens.
Cllr Boylan stressed the importance of communicating with the remaining residents, responding to their needs and for this to be reflected in planning and development.
Cllr. Boylan Said:
“The remaining tenants are in place because they are looking to remain in the area as possible and this development is a prime opportunity for their needs to be met. We must not have a case where we build 30 apartments on this site in the hope that we can secure more funding for houses to be built at a later stage.
“The 6.5 million Euro that was promised has been identified and is there, so we should build on the Infirmary Road site to serve the housing needs of the area. This would be using the money allocated wisely and is what needs to happen.
“I will be working closely with residents and DCC management to ensure this proposal is given full attention and until I receive a commitment that this will go ahead, I will not rest on the issue.”