Planning permission secured for 1,047 homes on O’Devaney Gardens site

The project was expected to deliver around 800 units but An Bord Pleanála has now given Bartra, the developer, the all-clear to build more than 1,000 homes

O’Devaney Gardens was a social housing development which contained 278 flats. Dublin City Council started to move tenants out of the complex in the mid-2000s to prepare it for demolition and redevelopment. Picture: Mark Stedman/

Bartra, the Irish developer, has secured planning permission to build 1,047 homes on the former O’Devaney Gardens site near Phoenix Park.

The total number of homes due to be delivered on the lands is significantly higher than the figure agreed upon by Bartra and Dublin City Council when the developer entered the arrangement to build the scheme in 2019.

Two years ago, Bartra, a firm controlled by Richard Barrett, entered an agreement to develop a ...