Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Land Development Agency lodge planning application for 597 new homes at Shanganagh, Co Dublin

Shanganagh shankill Dublin press release

This partnership enables the Council to fast-track the delivery of much-needed homes.

  • “We have reached a major milestone in lodging planning for 291 new social and affordable homes and 306 cost-rental homes for south Dublin” - LDA CEO John Coleman
  • Further details published on design features of new development
  • Homes range from 4-bed to 1-bed and studios, offering a mix of suitable accommodation for larger and smaller families, couples and single people
  • Construction scheduled to begin in early 2021, subject to An Bord Pleanála approval

Wednesday, 29th January 2020

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in partnership with the Land Development Agency (LDA) have today lodged a planning application for a development of 597 new homes at Shanganagh, Co Dublin.

The planning application includes additional details on the proposed development, which will include a creche with capacity for 107 children, playgrounds, a gym, a convenience store, communal working spaces and a café.

The application seeks approval for 597 new homes, consisting of:

  • 91 homes that will be available for purchase under an affordable housing scheme, 200 social housing units and 306 cost-rental units for tenants.
  • 51 terraced, semi-detached and detached houses and 546 apartments
  • 2 four-beds, 99 three-beds, 302 two-beds, 165 1-beds and 29 studios

100% of the proposed development is for social and affordable homes, with 51% 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. This is currently Ireland’s largest proposed cost rental scheme.

The proposed development will also include significant work on infrastructure services, water/wastewater and landscaping, together with space for parking 365 cars and 1,318 bicycles.

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.

LDA Chief Executive John Coleman said:

“We have reached a major milestone in lodging planning for 291 new social and affordable homes and 306 cost-rental homes for south Dublin. Together with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, we are making strong progress in turning our shared plans into a reality.

The application lodged today underlines the LDA’s commitment to delivering affordable homes for people that otherwise would struggle to pay rent. Is also demonstrates our focus on delivering high-quality homes, built to the highest standards and adhering to the latest sustainable design techniques.

We will work as fast as we can, subject to getting planning approval, to deliver these homes and help to alleviate the shortage of supply in south Dublin as a matter of urgency”.

The site occupies approximately 9 hectares and is zoned for residential development. It is adjacent to Shanganagh Castle, Shanganagh Park and Castle Farm and will be within 5 to 10 minutes’ walk of the proposed DART station at Woodbrook and BusConnects route on the nearby Dublin Road (N11).

The scheme has been designed to the passive house standard which offers a highly sustainable and efficient design.

Construction on the site is scheduled to begin in early 2021, subject to An Bord Pleanala and government approval.


Documents associated with the planning application are available at the following link: https://shanganaghcastleresidential.ie/

Notes to editors

The Land Development Agency (LDA) was created in September 2018 with the purpose of opening up state-owned land for development. The Government has committed to capitalising it with €1.25 billion following enactment of its grounding legislation. The LDA has a national focus and is currently active on nine sites that will deliver around 4,000 homes.

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