Mayor turns sod on 63 Rapid Build Social Housing Units in St. Cuthbert's Park, Clondalkin.Back to List
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Mayor turns sod on 63 Rapid Build Social Housing Units in St. Cuthbert’s Park, Clondalkin.
Development includes two storey terraced, semidetached and detached houses.
The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Mark Ward, turned the sod on the 63 social housing units on undeveloped lands located at St Cuthbert’s Park, Lealand Road, Deansrath, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. The development will consist of 45 three bedroom / four-person units and 18 three bedroom / five-person houses. All units are designed to hold a minimum Building Energy Rating (BER) energy performance of A3.
The cost of constructing these 63 housing units is €12.2m and is being funded by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Construction Programme.
The development will consist of two storey houses primarily grouped in terraces, four groups of semidetached houses and six detached houses. The works will include a new access route off Lealand Road, landscaping works, and all necessary associated ancillary works on the site and adjacent areas. The site is bounded by Lealand Road to the east, Lealand Ave, Lealand Walk and Deansrath Community College to the south, and St Cuthbert’s Park to the north and west. The site is well served by public transport, schools, green space and local facilities.
Mayor Ward said “I’m delighted to be able to mark the start of construction of these houses in at St Cuthbert’s Park, Deansrath. There is an established housing need in this area of Clondalkin, and this development starts to address these needs. This provision forms part of the Council’s commitment to driving the building of social housing units in the County over the next few years and comes as local authorities across the country are highlighting the development and provision of housing through the #HousingFocus campaign”.
The development of these 63 units at St Cuthbert’s Park, Lealand Road, Deansrath, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 is in line with Part 8 of the Local Government Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as Amended),where Local Authorities propose the construction of houses, and follows the completion of 17 social housing units in Mayfield, Clondalkin, and 69 units in Sheehy Skeffington Meadows, Tallaght. The Council expects to deliver 11 new social housing units in St. Mark’s Clondalkin, 24 units in Killininny, Oldbawn, 28 housing units in MacUilliam, Fortunestown and another 16 units in Sheehy Skeffington Meadows, Tallaght over the next few months. Another 185 social housing units are expected to be handed over to the Council by July 2019.
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Image 1 Mayor of SDCC Cllr Mark Ward at the turning of the sod at the Sisk development site at St. Cuthbert’s Park, Clondalkin. Also in attendance is SDCC Chief Executive Daniel McLoughlin, Cllr Emer Higgins, Cllr Kenneth Egan, Colm Ward, Director of Services, SDCC, Patrick de Roe, Senior Architect, SDCC, & Sisk building contractors. Photo: Ben Ryan.
Image 2 Mayor of SDCC Cllr Mark Ward at the turning of the sod at the Sisk development site at St. Cuthbert’s Park, Clondalkin. Also in attendance is SDCC Chief Executive Daniel McLoughlin, Cllr Emer Higgins, Cllr Kenneth Egan, Colm Ward, Director of Services, SDCC, Patrick de Roe, Senior Architect, SDCC & Sisk building contractors. Photo: Ben Ryan.
For the Editor
A brief explanation of ‘Part 8’ process
Development carried out by a Local Authority is often referred to as a 'Part 8' -this is a reference to Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 which sets out the procedure for carrying out such developments. From time to time the Local Authority may carry out development within its administrative area, such as the construction of houses, roads, swimming pools, public toilets etc.
Public consultation is an intrinsic part of the 'Part 8' process. This is achieved by public notices, public display of the proposal, observations by members of the public, reportage on observations received and a recommendation that considers all internal and public observations. The consultation may extend to advisory consultation meetings with local community and interest groups dependant on the particular circumstances and impact of the proposal, though such meetings are not prescribed under the legislation. The primary purpose of the process is to notify the public of the proposal and incorporate any observations validly submitted into a report to inform the elected Councillors on its decision to recommend the proposal.
Comments and observations on Proposed Developments by a Local Authority can only be received in writing between certain dates.
Following consideration of report by the Council, the proposed development may be recommended, unless the local authority, by resolution, decides to vary or modify the development otherwise than as recommended in the report, or decides not to proceed with the development’–as per Section 179(4)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 –2007.
For a ‘Part 8’ application, the period for observations/submissions is 8 weeks. There are 5 weeks allowed for a normal planning application.
The making of a decision on a ‘Part 8’ application is a reserved function of Council (those functions performed by the Council’s elected members by resolution), while for a normal planning application this is an executive function (functions performed by the Council’s Chief Executive by order)
The above is a summary of the Part 8 requirement for consultation. It is intended for guidance only. The Planning Acts set out the requirements in full.
About Rapid Build
The Rapid Build Housing scheme seeks to respond urgently and efficiently to the need for suitable and high quality accommodation for families who are in need of housing. These units are constructed to the highest standards within building control regulations.
About South Dublin County Council
South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.
South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.
Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dun Laoghaire.