Minister Murphy Approves 10 local authority sites for affordable housing under the Serviced Sites Fund
Minister Murphy gives the go ahead for ten local authority sites for affordable housing under the Serviced Sites Fund
Minister Murphy has approved ten infrastructure projects across five local authority areas, in Dublin and Cork. This funding of €43 million will enable the delivery of 1,400 affordable homes on local authority lands.
The funds are the first round of approvals under the Serviced Sites Fund. The Fund, which amounts to €310 million in total and will be available out to 2021, was established to provide key facilitating infrastructure, on public lands, to support the delivery of affordable homes to purchase or rent. These infrastructure projects will also support the development of some 780 social housing homes where local authorities are bringing forward these sites forward as part of mixed tenure developments.
Here are the details of the ten sites being granted approval, and the five that are site under active consideration
Table 1: List of (ten) proposals that have received approval in principle
Crèche and associated site development/ancillary works to include realignment of existing public road to enhance vehicular accessibility
Kilmore Road, Churchfield
Relocation of 800mm diameter water main and public road realignment
Diversion of ESB networks underground service; Irish Water foul main to open up western boundary of site for development, as well as the new link road and access roads, with associated new utility infrastructure to proposed new housing with off-street parking to houses, and surface parking to apartment buildings
Diversion of ESB Networks underground service and remove both an Irish Water potable water and foul sewer along with an Eir service coupled with construction of new access roads.
Service diversions for storm water, foul water, Gas Networks Ireland and Eir; removal of redundant IW potable water service’ provision of new road, footpaths and associated services to provide street frontage
Storm water management system; foul drains; roads, paths, pavings; public amenity park; resource centre; district heating system.
Church Fields, Mulhuddart
Extension of Wellview Ave to the roundabout at Damastown Avenue thereby establishing it as main the distributor route; upgrading of Wellview Avenue from roundabout at Lady’s Well Road to where currently ends at Wellview Green.
Dun Emer, Lusk
Construction of Kilhedge Lane, including provision for associated civil and utility services infrastructure
Upgrade of Golf Links Road including widening and reconstruction of same; road connection to include new bridge from Phase 1 lands (to North of site) to the Fingal County Council lands to the South; new North/South access road to be designed as an urban street with hard and soft landscaping,
Table 2: List of (five) proposals still under active consideration at this stage
Total Cost of Proposal Submitted
Total (Social & Affordable)
Bóthar an Choiste
Tailteann Drive, Navan
Lott Lane, Kilcoole
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