Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has welcomed the delivery of new social homes through approved housing body (AHB) Cluid Housing at Dun Sí, Portmarnock.
Speaking after attending the launch of new units this morning, Deputy Farrell said, “I am delighted that 15 new family homes are ready, this adds to the 10 family homes that were delivered earlier this year and form a much larger plan for the area.”
“The delivery of social homes in Portmarnock has been something that I have long supported, during my time as a Councillor from 2004 right up to today. In fact, this area was zoned as part of the Portmarnock Local Area Plan which I supported and was approved in 2005 but massively delayed due to the collapse of the economy and the construction sector.”
Deputy Farrell continued, “The wider development plan for the area pledges the delivery of over 1,200 homes, of which, over half have been supplied so far.”
“Fingal has one of the fastest growing populations in the country, much of this growth is a result of the increase of young families choosing to raise their children in Fingal. Supplying adequate social homes for families is fundamental to success of our community.”
“Moreover, this highlights the need for continued investment in our area, in the form of not only houses, but other local amenities and youth investment.”
“In addition to the recently completed greenway from Portmarnock to Baldoyle, a recreational amenity will also be provided on lands off Station Road which will no doubt add to the wonderful amenities that Portmarnock already has.”
“Investing in our existing school infrastructure will also play an important role in supporting families, plans are in place to enlarge Portmarnock Community School in the very near future in addition to building a permanent base for Malahide/Portmarnock Educate Together National School, a planning application for which is imminent.”
Deputy Farrell added, “I believe in the potential of our community and I believe that we can make Fingal one of the best places to raise a family in Ireland, but this will not just happen, it is something we must work hard for and I look forward to continuing that work.”
This morning’s launch was attended Mayor of Fingal, Cllr David Healy, Councillor Anthony Lavin (pictured), along with Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Darragh O’Brien TD.