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Minister Coveney must support Mixed Tenure development on Oscar Traynor Lands – Reilly

26 September, 2016

Local Sinn Féin Councillor for Santry Noeleen Reilly is calling on Minister for Housing Simon Coveney to support mixed tenure development on the Oscar Traynor Lands in Santry.

Speaking from Santry today, Cllr Reilly said:

“After meeting with the Lorcan Residents Association and Dublin City Council housing and planning officials recently, I am confident that there is huge will to see development housing on the Oscar Traynor Lands.

“We are looking at between 600 and 700 units on this land with a mix of Social, Cost Rental and Affordable to buy.

“Residents have been promised many different developments on this land over the last twenty years, all to fall at the final hurdle.

“This cannot be allowed to happen once more especially given the current demand for housing in the capital.

“Dublin City Council has commissioned a community Audit Report as well as a Traffic Study all in preparation for building on this land in Santry.

“Sinn Féin wants mixed tenure estates with social, affordable rental and affordable sale, delivered fully by the council and funded fully by the state.

“The sale of the affordable private units as well as increased rental income can help fund future development in other parts of the city.

“If the government is seriously committed to solving the housing crisis, they should adopt this model on the Oscar Traynor lands and let the council get on with building and putting roofs over people’s heads.”

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