-Preferred tenderer announced-
- Affordable Housing Funding support from Department of Housing -
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Dublin Fingal TD, Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the announcement of a preferred tenderer at Ballymastone in Donabate.
Minister O’Brien commended Fingal County Council for the progress made on the site and their vision in delivering a sustainable community. He also acknowledged the support already provided by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage through the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) scheme and confirmed that active consideration will be given to further Serviced Sites Funding support.
Commenting he said, “This is a really significant day in Fingal and marks a very important step in providing much needed homes in North County Dublin.
“Glenveagh Living Ltd has been announced as the preferred tenderer and, subject to formal approval of the Elected Members for the disposal of land and the statutory planning process, will get to work delivering approximately 1,200 homes.
“From the outset, the vision for this project included the provision of high quality homes, with and appropriate mix of house sizes, types and tenure to meet a range of household needs and to promote balanced communities with accessible community and recreation facilities.
“The tenure mix will see 60% private, 20% affordable and 20% social housing provided and each home will carry a minimum A energy rating.
“It is intended that the affordable homes will be priced between €250,000 and €270,000 and this has been made possible through the funding provided by my Department.
“The Department of Housing provided significant €10.6 million funding through the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) for the construction of the Donabate Distributor Road. The aim of LIHAF is to fund the provision of essential infrastructure to enable residentially zoned lands to be developed and this funding, and the resulting road, unlocked the lands in Donabate so that they could be used for this significant housing development.
“In addition to this LIHAF funding, the Department is also in discussions with the Council regarding the provision of Serviced Site Funding to support the Council in achieving its objectives in delivering the affordable homes in this development.
“I really welcome today’s news, it is a massive step forward and I hope to see it progress as quickly as possible,” he concluded.