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Commencement of work on contentious Tallaght development deferred

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Construction work on social apartments for the elderly in Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght, will not start next week.

Work on the contentious 81-unit development on Whitestown Way was due to begin on Thursday January 21.

However, due to current Covid 19 restrictions, this commencement has had to be deferred.

A spokesperson for South Dublin County Council confirmed news of the delay in starting work on the project which will consist of 63 one bed apartments and 18 two bedroom apartments.

“Construction on the older persons’ development at Whitestown Way was due to commence on site this month,” the spokesperson told Southside People.

“However, due to current Covid 19 restrictions, this commencement has had to be deferred.”

The location of the apartments, at the Tallaght Stadium end of Sean Walsh Park, on the site of the former council depot and community gardens, has drawn much opposition from the community.

The development will consist of and will be designated as Older Persons’ accommodation – meaning tenancies will only be allocated to persons aged 55 and over and with priority given to persons aged 65 and over.

South Dublin County Council say the site is “ideally suited for older persons given its proximity to community, shopping, medical and social facilities including excellent transport links.”

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