A WEST DUBLIN suburb looks set to get a huge increase in housing supply with 800 new units proposed.
Developers at the new Dublin suburb of Hansfield are seeking permission for almost 800 new residential units.
If the €200 million development goes ahead, it will consist of one and two-bedroom apartments situated alongside the iconic Royal Canal and close to Hansfield train station.
Two separate developers are involved in the proposal.
One is Garlandbrook, who applied for 611 two-bedroom apartments on an almost five hectare site.
The other is Dundrum Town Centre developer Joe O’Reilly who has applied for permission to build 155 units in a different area of the suburb.
Garlandbrook – whose directors include former Dunnes Stores finance director Liam McGreal - completed the first phase of the Hansfield development, which comprised more than 300 homes.
Its new plans would see it build 64 one-bed apartments, 498 two-bed apartments, 49 three-bed apartments, a creche and a number of retail units in 10 blocks of up to seven storeys.
Joe O’Reilly’s plans include a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, duplez and apartments, incorporating roof-level solar panels.