An Bord Pleansla has given the green light for the regeneration of the O'Devaney Gardens. This is great news for the residents of O'Devaney Gardens who were let down do badly in 2008 by the collapse of the McNamara Public Private Partnerhsip when their dreams of new homes and the social regeneration of the area, including new community facilities were completely shattered.
The proposal approved by An Bord Pleanala includes the construction of 91 residential units (social and private housing) as well as the provision of a public park in Phase 1. Dublin City Council plan start the demolition of a further five blocks in August. It is hoped that construction on phase one will start in 2012 with completion of the first residential units by 2013.
As a member of the O’Devaney Gardens Regeneration Board I am completely committed to working with residents of O'Devaney Gardens and the surrounding commuities to ensure the delivery of a quality regeneration project which will provide the social and physical regeneration long promised and much overdue to the area.
See link to Irish Times Report Friday 12 August 2011