Throughout the past number of months, Councillor Ray McAdam and I have tried to keep residents fully informed of plans to redevelop Croke Villas. In recent weeks, our Fine Gael Government has given Dublin City Council permission to advance a revised plan to redevelop Croke Villas. That permission has enabled the City Council to prepare a draft Part VIII planning application for the approval of City Councillors in the coming weeks. To make sure you are fully up to date on plans to redevelop Croke Villas, I am taking this opportunity to outline for you what the City Council is envisaging for inclusion in the draft planning application.
- WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED IN THE REGENERATION PROJECT?
Dublin City Council is planning to provide 72 new homes in 4 separate development blocks as part of the revised Croke Villas regeneration project. The main aspects of the draft plans include:
- Block A, to be located at the end of an extended Sackville Gardens facing onto Ardilaun Road, will be five storeys high. 38 homes will be provided.
- Block B, to be located to the rear of the existing buildings on Ballybough Road. 20 homes will be provided.
- Block C, to be located on the site of the derelict cottages on Sackville Avenue, which are due to be demolished. 7 homes will be provided.
- Block D, to be located at the corner of Sackville Avenue and Ballybough Road. 4 homes will be provided.
- The breakdown of housing provision in the draft redevelopment proposal is:
- 11x 1 bedroom homes
- 41x 2 bedroom homes
- 18x 3 bedroom homes
- The proposed building heights are:
- Block A; 5x storeys
- Block B; 4x storeys
- It is envisaged that 38x car-parking spaces will be provided in an underground car-park, with access to the basement through Block B.
- WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS IN ADVANCING THE REGENERATION PROJECT?
Officials in the Housing Department of Dublin City Council intend to present a Part VIII planning application to the Dublin Central Area Committee in June and to the full City Council in July. If Councillors agree to initiate the Part VIII application, a statutory public consultation will be undertaken. This will provide an opportunity for residents and other interested parties to have their say on the application before Councillors make a final decision on whether to grant planning permission.
WHAT IS YOUR VIEW ON THIS DRAFT PLAN?
Both myself and Councillor McAdam want to hear your views on what Dublin City Council is planning in respect of the redevelopment of Croke Villas. We intend to engage further with City Council officials over the coming weeks to make sure that any concerns about the Council’s proposals are addressed before any potential planning permission is granted.