Last week the developer Dwyer Nolan who has bought the entire De La Salle site in Lower Ballyfermot, invited local representatives and the Lower Ballyfermot Residents group to a meeting to discuss his plans for the De La Salle site.
At the meeting he displayed draft plans of what he envisions the site will look like.
Since the land is Zoned Z15 he must leave 25%of the land for public use. The remaining land will have high rise apartments starting at 4 stories and rising to 13 stories in the centre if the site. There’ll also be a mix of duplex houses dotted around the site. In total the Developer Dwyer Nolan has plans to build over 900 units on the De La Salle site.
Under current legislation only 10% of all development must be earmarked for public housing but we want to see much more affordable and public housing for the people of this area.
Due to the motion passed by Dublin City council on behalf of Cllr Hazel de Nortúin, the centre school building will be kept for community use. What exactly that will be is still to be decided upon.
There will also be a vacant section on the site for a new school. We would hope to see a much need multi denominational/ Gaelscoil on this site.
The plans have to be brought to An Board Pleanala and then will be made public. The community and can make observations on what the plans contain.
Once the plans are made public we would like to propose that a public consultation is held with ALL local residents and concerned organisations and will keep you posted on this issue.
Have a happy and peaceful Christmas break
Brid Smith – TD People before Profit
Hazel de Nortuin –  Councillor People before Profit
Contact Hazel at 0851840081