Cllr William Carey has welcomed the decision by South Dublin County Council (SDCC) to proceed with the construction of 116 social and affordable and much needed homes in Clondalkin. Cllr Carey stated “that this development offers an opportunity for the children of existing residents to obtain local affordable housing close to where they have grown up. Following a long debate at a recent council meeting, SDCC councillors voted to proceed with the Part 8 proposal at Canal Extension-Ashwood in Clondalkin. Sinn Fein had carried out a detail survey in the area and along with residents had sought changes in the plan relating to traffic, additional parking spaces, an access route from Fonthill Rd and the height of houses along the boundary with Ashwood”.
The Clondalkin Councillor commented “he was disappointed that management had not taken on board all the changes sought in our submission, particularly those concerns around the loss of privacy along Ashwood Rd and Drive. Sinn Fein had sought changes limiting the height along here to 2 storey houses. However, Cllr Carey continued “he was pleased though that council had agreed to some of the changes made in Sinn Fein submission and in particular the changes to Block D along with the passing of an amendment from Sinn Fein to reconfigure the first house at rear of Ashwood Drive, the purpose of which was to create more space between the houses and improve the visual aspect here. The addition of 4 extra car parking spaces was also to be welcomed”. Cllr Carey concluded “I was also pleased that there was a commitment from management within the report that allows for further engagement with the residents around boundary treatment and the play spaces envisaged within the development and for a sustainable integration of new residents with the existing community”.