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Comment #6810537 by prop joe

prop joe Dec 31st 2017, 12:19 AM #

It’s only 75 acres. 1100 units is a lot. Any shops, schools, police stations, parks, pitches or is all going to be just houses. Surely we can do better than this.

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Plan for 1,100 social and affordable houses on land bank in Blanchardstown called 'half-baked'

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    Favourite Melissa O'Callaghan
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    Dec 31st 2017, 4:00 AM

    @prop joe: sadly it’s not, the density they are trying to build nearer to town is shocking. How about offering those who qualify for buying their social house a chance to purchase a house here instead. It’s a win win, as nothing is lost to the social housing stock. The vacated house is renovated and reused. My only reservation is transport system. If you want to create ghettos leave the housing in isolation with no possibility of mixing. That worked for Ballymun and Darndale.

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    Favourite Kal Ipers
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    Dec 31st 2017, 12:03 PM

    @Melissa O’Callaghan: Ballymun has always had access to more services than most other areas in the country let alone Dublin. There has been good transportation links to the city and it is already close to the city anyway. The towers were award winning designs including underfloor heat and large accommodation.
    The facilities in Ballymun were down to the residents and the management of those housed. As families insisted they wanted houses instead they were moved out of the flats and then they housed the people lower on the list that would accept the flats. Most of these people who took them had many social issues and resulted in more costs for less people leading to the deterioration.
    The design wasn’t the problem and it had shops, pool, gym, parks, Garda station etc…

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    Dec 31st 2017, 6:26 PM

    @Kal Ipers: you are wrong there. There where no shops near the towers. As soon as you where our of the towers it was a urban waste land. Any place where just high density housing is built with no facilities ends in disaster. There is a perfect location on the docklands to build high density homes. Not in field 10 km away.

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    Favourite Gary Kearney
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    Jan 2nd 2018, 1:47 AM

    @Kal Ipers: That was the design on paper. The reality was very different. The public transport links were terrible. 1 single deck bus an hour. It had a pool and a shopping centre with one supermarket and a few shops, a Garda station. It did not have a church and the schools were minimal. Prefabs for years. All in the center of the estate. I lived beside it and had family live there.

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