We are continuing to engage with the local community on the proposed development plans for a new age-friendly housing scheme on Collins Avenue.
We have listened carefully to the issues raised by the local community and worked in partnership with Dublin City Council to address these.
In response to specific concerns about the height of the proposed development, we have reduced the overall height to five storeys. The images below show the proposed new design. The redesigned development will now consist of 91 age-friendly homes.
As part of our consultation process, concerns were raised about traffic during and after the construction of the proposed development. A dedicated traffic management plan will be created as part of the construction process, this is common on many construction projects of this size and will be managed by the professional construction team.
Clann is a dedicated age-friendly housing provider and the proposed development on Collins Avenue has been specifically designed for people over the age of 55. That means these 91 new homes will be offered to age-appropriate people from Dublin City Council’s housing list.
Age-friendly housing focuses on two key principles, ‘Ageing in Place’ and ‘Universal design’:
• Ageing in Place is defined as “remaining living in the community, with some level of independence, rather than in residential care”. Enabling older people to stay in their homes and to age in place as their needs change is the key focus of our work.
• Universal design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability, or disability.
As part of our preparations to apply for planning permission, we are now creating revised reports based on the reduced height of the new design. We will continue to engage with you and the wider community as we move forward with the planning process.