David Gardiner, Workers’ Party rep. for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has criticised the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to approve a plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown.
“I’m disappointed and frustrated by the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to approve the plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments on the Vincent Byrne site.”
“Housing needs to be built with the right facilities and infrastructure in place, but this simply isn’t the case with the proposal. The traffic problem at the junction of Palmerstown Village will inevitably worsen.”
“The fact that not one unit in the plan is a three-bedroom apartment shows that the development is not aimed at providing long-term housing for families. Although single people, couples without children and groups of friends obviously need housing too, a development of this scale should be providing for those seeking a permanent home.”
“The plan is another cash grab by developers and landlords at the expense of renters and the community. Dublin’s rental market is extortionate, high-cost housing with a lack of facilities is no solution.”
“The Workers’ Party is organising a protest against this decision on the Vincent Byrne site on Saturday, September 12th at 1pm. We hope to see as many people as possible stand with us against the plan.”