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Poolbeg must not become a bailout for developers - Cllr. Daithí Doolan

20 May, 2016 - by Daithí Doolan

The proposal to develop housing on Dublin's Poolbeg Peninsula must not become a bailout for developers.

Speaking today, Cllr. Daithí Doolan, chair of Dublin City Council's housing committee, said:

"The proposal to develop up to 3,000 homes on Dublin's Poolbeg Peninsula is a great opportunity for the city. But we must ensure it does not become a bailout for developers. It is essential that the final plan meets the housing needs of Dublin.

"Sinn Féin councillors will be demanding maximum social and affordable homes on the site. Part 5 will only allow for 300 social units. This is totally inadequate in the midst of the current housing crisis.

"I will be proposing that there should be a minimum of 30% social housing. The plan must also include cost rental, affordable and private housing. This will ensure mixed tenure and will go towards meeting the housing needs of the city.

"Infrastructure must also be a cornerstone of the plan. Transport, community facilities and services must go hand in hand with any development of housing."

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