An Bord Pleanála have sided with Fingal County Council and granted permission to Goldman Sachs to construct seven Ballymun style tower blocks which will hold 971 flats.
The development which has been nicknamed “Little Lagos” by some in Fingal County Council – a subtle hint at the demographic expected to populate it, saw steadfast opposition from major employers and local private residents.
Fingal County Council turned its back on both local property tax payers and major rates payers alike in granting planning permission for the development to Goldman Sachs and this decision has, as expected, been backed by An Bord Pleanála.
The new Ballymun style tower block complex will cost €450 million with 10% of the new flats being sold to Fingal County Council, under the standard agreement with developers, to be used as social housing.
A much larger number of the flats will likely be supplemented with the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP).
The seven tower blocks will range in height from one storey to one block which will loom over Blanchardstown at 16-storeys tall.
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