dlr and LDA to deliver 598 homes at Shanganagh

Thursday, December 19, 2019
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in partnership with the Land Development Agency (LDA) have announced plans to deliver 598 new homes at Shanganagh in Shankill, Co. Dublin.  This partnership enables the Council to fast-track the delivery of much-needed homes. The proposed development will incorporate state-of-the-art sustainable design principles, combining sustainable density, high-quality materials, environment-friendly techniques and dedicated measures to enhance the attractiveness of the development as a place to live for families and individuals, in addition to promoting car-free living to the greatest extent possible given its proximity to quality transport connections.

This significant development will be one of the first projects to be backed by the LDA, which was established by the Government to unlock State land for new homes and improve the supply of new homes throughout Ireland. It will include (subject to planning permission and the final decision of the Council’s elected members):

  • 307 cost-rental homes, which will offer long-term security of tenure to people who struggle to access homes at affordable levels
  • 200 social homes
  • 91 affordable purchase homes

The development is consistent with the Council’s ambition to exceed its housing targets and the LDA’s mandate to deliver new homes on publicly owned land, helping to address the current supply shortage and to make access to homes more affordable for both buyers and renters. 51% of the proposed development will be devoted to cost rental homes, which is a new form of tenure in Ireland and will result in more affordable rents for households who struggle to pay private rents.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Councillor Shay Brennan commented:  

This is excellent news for people looking to buy or rent a home in our area and will make a significant contribution to meeting the Council’s social housing requirements and will provide an opportunity for people to purchase or rent a home at an affordable cost. The development will offer people an attractive place to live that is close to key transport links and supported by a wide range of local amenities. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the LDA to complete these homes and have people living in them as soon as possible.”




LDA Chief Executive John Coleman said:

This landmark development for the LDA is the first of many projects in our pipeline. It will be one of the largest residential construction projects in Ireland and is a major statement of our intent to help renters, buyers and people in need of social housing with large-scale delivery of high-quality new homes.  It also points to the effectiveness of the LDA and the potential to work with local authorities and other public landowner partners.

This development will offer renters long-term security of tenure while also adding to the supply of social and affordable housing in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. Its proximity to the planned DART and BusConnects transport options is consistent with our ethos of engendering reduced need for car journeys. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is an excellent partner and we are grateful to the Council members, its executive team and its staff for the ambition, expertise and co-operation they have brought to getting the project to this stage. This project is an excellent example of what can be achieved by local authorities and the LDA by working towards our shared goal of delivering more homes.”