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Co-op threatens rally at modular home site

John Brennan

Published 07/11/2015 | 02:30

An example of a modular home
An example of a modular home

Members of a social housing co-op are prepared to block the site chosen for 22 modular homes unless the Dublin City Council (DCC) commits to supporting a project formerly planned for the site.

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The co-op fears planning permission previously obtained will be "null and void".

The Poppintree site was one of five selected for modular housing - despite already having planning permission for 40 social houses.

O'Cualann Co Housing Alliance has called for "genuine and meaningful commitment from DCC to this co-operative project which can no longer be demonstrated by claims of support alone ... binding agreements and timely actions are now needed."

Cllr Noeleen Reilly said: "They will be protesting on the site unless they get some sort of written commitment from Dublin City Council to commit to make this happen."

Cllr Reilly explained that the members of the co-op "have absolutely no issue with the modular houses" but said there remains a "real lack of trust".

DCC in a statement said that "a meeting has been arranged to discuss any issues the co-operative members may wish to raise with City Council on Monday November 9, 2015."

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