More than 42 people will be expected to share a kitchen if plans to build a new co-living apartment building in Dublin is approved.
The development of 208 shared living homes in Dun Laoghaire was criticized by local representatives at a meeting last night.
Green Party councillors have called for a rewriting of residential guidelines following the developer's proposals.
This is what loose-touch regulation produces: 42 bedrooms sharing a kitchen in Dún Laoghaire. Government encouraging Dickensian solutions to the housing crisis. I hope Bord Pleanála refuses #EP2019 https://t.co/uPXYP7delI pic.twitter.com/AiEJHjpGoi— Ciarán Cuffe (@CiaranCuffe) May 7, 2019
"If permission is granted for this development it will result in a slowing down of provision of adequately sized homes, as super-profits will be made from these shoebox units," said Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe.
"We are in a housing crisis. We need to build homes of a decent standard."
Bartra Capital Property intends to develop a five storey, co-living building on Eblana Avenue.
Each en-suite bedroom will include a pull-down bed and kitchenette.
The co-living scheme will provide occupants with their own bathroom, but they will have to share a communal kitchen and living area.
One room is expected to rent for €1,300 per month.
A decision is expected to be made in July.