How We Deliver Our Homes

Housing Delivery Programme

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council continues to focus on the provision of suitable, cost-effective, good-quality accommodation and housing support for people in need of homes.
This December we completed construction on 44 new homes at Rosemount Court, which are comprised of 12 x 1-bed apartments, 4 x 2-bed, 27 x 3-bed and 1 x 5-bed houses, which will be home to 12 individuals and 32 families. This scheme was built in close proximity to existing services on a brownfield site previously occupied by a small, multi-storey fl at complex. The building of new homes remains a major pillar of our housing delivery programme, with 101 new homes completed by early December and a further 50 to be completed and allocated to families and individuals in need of housing in the coming weeks. 
However, we employ all delivery options provided for under Rebuilding Ireland, such as the
Buy and Renew Scheme, which focuses on older housing in need of upgrading works that will reduce dereliction and improve streetscapes. Major refurbishment works will shortly be completed on 12 homes in Moyola which we acquired last year through this Scheme.
While dlr has a low number of vacant properties, the Council recognises that there are some empty residential properties which would make lovely homes with some upgrading works. The Housing Department can help owners turn these properties into comfortable dwellings, by providing financial assistance through the Government-funded Repair and Leasing Initiative.
While the Council makes full use of Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000, to acquire housing units in private developments, we are also interested in buying partially completed or turn-key developments in Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown, such as the development of 6 apartments and 8 houses at Dunedin which we have acquired and will allocate before the end of 2018.
The Council will also consider the purchase of serviced land, sites with planning permission and land zoned for residential development.
Are you the owner of a vacant residential property in need of improvement works? Are you the developer of a completed, or partially completed, residential scheme? Are you the owner of a serviced site or land zoned for residential development?
We are interested in buying:
• Vacant residential properties;
• Serviced land, sites with planning permission, partially completed developments, or turnkey
• Land zoned and suitable for residential development;
• Residential schemes completed or partially completed.
Why not talk to us so that we can advise you of your options. Contact secretariat@dlrcoco.ie or phone 01 205 4765.