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Ellis backs Council guidelines to increase size of apartments in the city

9 May, 2007

Sinn Féin representative for Dublin North West Councillor Dessie Ellis has welcomed the guidelines issued by Dublin City Council in relation to increasing the size of apartments in the city by up to 25% and to reduce the number of one-bedroom units allowed in each development. Councillor Ellis said 'Sinn Féin would go further by putting these guidelines into legislation.'

Councillor Ellis said:

"The guidelines issued by Dublin City Council are very welcome and are essential if we are to facilitate families who want to live in apartment accommodation. In government Sinn Féin would bring forward legislation to improve the standard of housing and apartments including increasing the minimum size of one bed and two bed apartments, increasing the ceiling height, ensuring that balconies are recessed into apartment space and ensuring that social and affordable housing is built to the same standard as private housing in the same development."ENDS

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