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Cllr Janice Boylan welcomes the proposed development on the O'Devaney Gardens site.

11 April, 2016 - by Janice Boylan

Sinn Féin Cllr Janice Boylan has welcomed the proposed development on the land at O'Devaney Gardens.

Speaking this morning Cllr Boylan said:

“Tomorrow in the Central Area we will discuss the remaining four blocks and the fact that they need to be demolished and the land cleared for any development to take place.

Bearing in mind that there are currently 10 families waiting on offers in the last two blocks, another two who will move shortly and one family in the top two blocks nearest the pitch.

Although the proposals that the land is going to be built on are very welcome we cannot lose track of the fact that these families need to be allocated homes elsewhere before any of this can proceed. And it must be mentioned that the Sinn Féin group on Dublin City Council made sure that  any developer wanting to build on the land has to build at least 30%  social housing.

We have worked with the officials to get what we see as the best possible outcome for this land. Ideally we would like the government to build on the land the city already owns, but we have seen a failure by Fine Gael and Labour to release the funding needed for this to become a reality.”

Cllr Boylan continued:

“We have the plans in place, now we just need to implement them fully and correctly. We need to ensure that we get a mix of housing on the land and we need to make sure the needs of the remaining tenants are met.

I will be voicing all of this at the central area committee tomorrow as I have done since I was elected.”

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