Plans for almost 400 social and affordable homes along Grand Canal in Dublin

Plans For Almost 400 Social And Affordable Homes Along Grand Canal In Dublin
The proposed Bluebell Waterways development will be located along the Grand Canal in Dublin 12.
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Almost 400 new social and affordable housing units are to be delivered in Dublin as part of a new development put forward by the Land Development Agency (LDA) and Dublin City Council (DCC).

The proposed Bluebell Waterways development will be located along the Grand Canal in Dublin 12, at the former filter bed complex beside the fifth lock.


The plans include 389 units, which will be a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, around 35 per cent of which will be allocated as social housing, while the remainder will be cost rental units.

The 2.8-hectare site is owned by the council, and will also provide community facilities, open spaces and a creche.

A mock-up image of the proposed development in Dublin 12.

The cost rental units in the Bluebell development are part of a €100 million investment announced on Friday, which will see over 500 new cost rental units provided across five counties.


Following the publication of the Bluebell Waterways plans, public consultation will take place, with meetings and workshops being held over the next two months.

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The public can also view the plans and provide feedback on the proposed development via the Bluebell Waterways website.

"This consultation provides residents, businesses and community groups with the opportunity to see the details of the proposed development – everything from a typical floorplan for the homes to a characteristic streetscape – capturing what the final neighbourhood could look like," the LDA's head of property, Phelim O'Neill, said.

"Engagement is at the heart of all LDA-DCC partnerships and we want local people to feed in to these plans and help shape the area for this and future generations."

DCC's director of housing delivery Dave Dinnigan added the development will "revitalise the Dublin 12 area by supporting existing services while creating a safe and social environment with new community amenities for existing and future residents."

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