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Some Of Dublin’s Parks Could Be Assessed For Housing Development

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With the housing crisis always a topic of conversation, The Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan, has said that some of Dublin’s parks and green-spaces ‘should be assessed’ for housing.

Mr Keegan spoke yesterday at an Urban Land Institute conference in the city and he said that open spaces of land should be evaluated for their value to the local community and their potential for housing development.

According to The Irish Times, he said:

“There are too many examples of amenity/open space land in the city council area that quite frankly, do not offer significant amenity value.

“I believe there is a case for revisiting the 26 per cent of zoned land that is currently zoned amenity/open space.”

The Chief Executive said that our capital needs more homes at higher densities but said that current homeowners were ‘not supportive’ of the measures that are required to provide such homes.

What would you think of parks around the city being turned into housing?

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