Dublin Chamber Welcomes Housing for All Progress

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By Chamber Press Office, 03 May 2023

Dublin Chamber Welcomes Housing for All Progress but Calls for A Third of All Housing to Be Delivered in Dublin

On the 25th of April 2023, Dublin Chamber commented on the release of the quarterly Housing for All progress report. Stephen Browne, Head of Public Affairs stated:

“while we welcome the progress on house building and the increase in the housing stock, the number one issue time and again for our members has been the lack of affordable housing causing a very difficult labour market. We in Dublin Chamber will be making a comprehensive pre budget submission in a number of weeks that will contain measures we and our members believe will go some way to alleviate the pressures on the housing market”.

“We would urge Government in the discussions leading up to Budget 2023 to consider wide-ranging measures, not only in significant capital expenditure but also in taxation measures and investment in skills initiatives in the construction sector. There is also a number of sites where planning permissions have stalled, particularly in urban centres. Cost Rental viability measures are needed in this area to ensure planning permissions are granted and projects completed in a timely way”.

“The future success of Dublin as a place to live, work and do business hinges on the availability of sufficient housing stock that is affordable. Dublin needs to receive its fair proportion of this housing allocation which is in the region of 10,000 homes out of the Government's 2023 target of 29,000. Government need to be innovative and ambitious in Budget 2024 to achieve this.” Mr Browne concluded.

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