Land Developmenta Agency

20

May

2024

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The Land Development Agency and Limerick City & County Council (LCCC) have announced plans to deliver 183 affordable purchase and social-rental homes in Mungret, Co Limerick.

The development includes 183 houses and duplexes, as well as new public amenities and green spaces.

Limerick City and County Council has already secured planning permission for 252 homes at the greenfield site, and the land Development Agency is partnering with the local authority, providing infrastructure, expertise and resources to build 181 of the homes for affordable purchase, providing an opportunity for low-to-middle income earners to buy their own home.

Two further homes have been designated as Community Dwellings for people with disabilities and their carers. The remaining homes, creche and community uses will be delivered by Cluid, an approved housing body, as part of an integrated scheme for older people.

Mungret Framework

The land, located on the grounds of the former Mungret College and owned by LCCC, is part of the wider Mungret Framework. The overall framework aims to unlock substantial lands within public and private ownership and allow construction of residential development supported by community and employment uses. This framework can potentially deliver approximately 1,950 dwelling units, of which this Land Development Agency partnership is an early phase. The framework has already delivered a new park, playground, schools, a link road and a number of private developer-led housing schemes.

The Land Development Agency is preparing the tender process for a contractor, with construction likely to begin on site before the end of the year. The project is expected to be completed within three to four years, with the phased handover of units to deliver homes.

This new development will include detached, semi-detached and duplex homes, open spaces and communal amenities with new landscaping and a public plaza. Residents will have easy access to excellent transport links into Limerick city centre, which is just 15 minutes away by car and 25 by bike.

The project will be rolled out over two phases. Phase One will deliver 99 homes and infrastructure. Phase Two will deliver 84 homes and public realm facilities.

DASBE

Land Development Agency

John Coleman, Chief Executive of the Land Development Agency, said: “We are excited to announce this partnership with Limerick City and County Council to deliver these much-needed affordable and social homes. Mungret is a great area. It’s close to Limerick city and within easy reach of a range of amenities. There is a wonderful existing community there, which will be enhanced by the provision of new and affordable high-quality homes.

Armatherm

Limerick City and County Council

Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, added: “This is an excellent development, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the LDA to deliver more than 180 affordable and social homes in Mungret. This development will complement the work already undertaken by the Council at Mungret Park and will provide a significant residential and economic boost to the area.”

Pipelife

Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage said: “It’s a great honour to launch Wilkinsons Brook and I am pleased to see these wonderful homes coming to market. The government is committed to increasing the supply of social and affordable housing and has put the necessary resources in place to ensure that the LDA has the ability to deliver at scale.

“Project Tosaigh is an effective and targeted initiative that ensures stalled or otherwise unviable housing is actually delivered and then made available to rent or, in this case, purchase. I am very impressed by the homes in Wilkinsons Brook and I look forward to the launch of similar developments, which the LDA are in the process of completing. The Agency now has a significant pipeline of homes either delivered or on the way and I am pleased to note that it is on course to become one of the country’s leading homebuilders.”

John Coleman, Chief Executive of the LDA, said: “It’s fantastic to announce the delivery of more homes under Project Tosaigh, and we are delighted to be partnering with Fingal County Council and Glenveagh on Wilkinsons Brook in Hollystown. This is an exciting development. These high-quality homes are intelligently designed and feature an innovative use of space, which promises a great standard of living for residents. The layout of the homes and the provision of shared spaces, gardens and concealed parking offers a unique take on communal living and the LDA is proud to have been involved in delivering a development that seeks to push the boundaries of design.”

AnnMarie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council said: “We are delighted to partner with the LDA to bring the houses in Wilkinsons Brook to the market. This development is part of a bigger delivery stream that offers homes across Fingal at various affordable prices. Fingal is a wonderful place to live and work and it is great to have plenty of options for those wanting to buy a home in the county. I would urge all first-time buyers to examine the Local Authority Affordable Purchase Scheme criteria and to contact us if they need more information or wish to apply.”

Councillor Adrian Henchy, Mayor of Fingal, said: “Fingal County Council is committed to providing sustainable and inclusive housing solutions for its residents. This stylish development not only represents our collective aspiration for a vibrant, united, and inclusive community, but it shows we are continuing to deliver opportunities for people to purchase new affordable homes to call their own.”

Tony McLoughlin, Managing Director,Glenveagh, said: “This partnership with the Land Development Agency builds on Glenveagh’s commitment to sustainable, energy efficient, and affordable housing in Fingal and beyond. We’re very proud to contribute to Fingal County Council’s housing supply and in this case with homes for first-time buyers who can apply through the Local Authority Affordable Purchase Scheme. The development features an innovative, sustainable, and compact design that connects to existing communities and surroundings. Our goal is to create a thriving community in Wilkinsons Brook and Hollystown.”

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