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Councillor welcomes potential for new housing in Templeogue, Terenure and Rathfarnham

15 March, 2017 - by Enda Fanning


Sinn Féin Councillor Enda Fanning has welcomed South Dublin County Council’s statement that a total of c.128 ha’s across about 32 sites of public and private land with development potential for housing is available in the Templeogue, Terenure and Rathfarnham areas. The Council estimates that approximately 3,500 residential units could be accommodated on the relevant lands.

Speaking earlier today Cllr. Fanning said:

“While I also note the Council’s comments that the figure of 3,500 houses is very much a high level assessment and that all applications will be subject to detailed site-specific appraisal, this shows that the Templeogue, Terenure and Rathfarnham areas can contribute to resolving the current housing crisis.

“While it is disappointing that the Council will not release details of its own land banks, there is little doubt that the Council, together with private developers, have the capability of acting now by initiating housing projects in the area

“The time is long gone where only certain areas can be considered when assessing sites for potential housing.

“I am now calling on the Council and developers to take action. Polite words of concern regarding our housing crisis is not enough. Action is needed as a matter of urgency.”  

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