Friday 23 March 2007

'Family-friendly' site borders on city's planned incinerator

HUNDREDS of "social and affordable" houses are to be built on Dublin's Poolbeg Peninsula near the site of the proposed incinerator.

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority is to begin working on a masterplan to redevelop 100 acres of Ringsend. It promises to provide a "family-friendly living environment".

Yesterday it sought permission from Environment Minister Dick Roche to prepare a planning scheme for the area, which will include the redevelopment of the 25-acre Irish Glass Bottle site.

It bought the site, along with the property developer Bernard McNamara, earlier this year for €412m.

Chief executive Paul Maloney said a co-ordinated approach to developing the "uniquely situated" site was urgently required.

"The proposed planning scheme for the Poolbeg Peninsula will create a unique opportunity to develop the area in a way that delivers sustainable mixed-use development, while at the same time preserving the natural heritage and developing amenities," he said.

"We are particularly anxious to maximise potential for social and affordable housing and to provide a family friendly living environment."

The site is close to the proposed Poolbeg incinerator which will be the subject of a public hearing by An Bord Pleanala next month.

Paul Melia
Irish Indo'

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