PLANS for a massive development in Poppintree that includes 169 social housing units, a nursing home, a leisure centre and a health facility have been lodged with Dublin City Council.
The planning application from Crekav Landbank Investments Ltd seeks permission to build 142 apartments and 27 terrace houses at the former Mouldpro International Site on Jamestown Road and Poppintree Park Lane West.
Crekav has been described as one of Dublin’s most prolific residential land buyers in recent months, reportedly spending upwards of €30 million this year alone.
Earlier this year the company applied to build 387 apartments on the former CIE lands at Carnlough Road in Cabra.
Under the proposal for the Mouldpro site, the homes, along with a community centre, will be built by New Generation Homes Ltd and bought by Oaklee Housing Trust for social housing.
Homes will be allocated from Dublin City Council’s housing list to individuals, couples and families.
Proposals also include a primary care facility, a leisure centre with a 25 metre swimming pool and a nursing home for up to 120 residents.
The development ranges in height from 2-4 storeys and homes will be one, two and three bedroom units.
The primary care facility will be four storeys high and will include 40 consulting, clinic and treatment rooms along with a pharmacy and GP surgeries.
A three storey leisure centre will have a large swimming pool, two baby pools, gym facilities, two exercise studios, space for martial arts and boxing and squash courts.
There’ll also be a viewing gallery and a café.
The development will have car parking spaces for over 300 vehicles, about a third of which will be underground.
Local Dublin City Councillor, Noeleen Reilly (SF), gave a cautious welcome to the plans.
“Certainly any development in terms of housing and additional facilities in the area is to be welcomed at this time,” she said.
“We have a housing crisis and any opportunity to build homes for people should be seized upon.
“Having said that I would have concerns about traffic on Jamestown Road given that it is already a huge problem and I’ve no doubt residents will have a number of concerns about this.
“Improvement works for Finglas Village were delayed due to funding constraints but I would expect these to be completed, especially with the other planning applications in the pipeline for that area. They certainly need to be figured into the equation.”
Cllr Reilly reminded residents that they have up until October 19 to make observations on the plan.