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New south Dublin neighbourhood takes shape

Words: Roger Milne
Dublin / iStock

Developers behind a plan to build 3,800 homes in south Dublin have applied for planning permission from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the first phase of work for the €2 billion scheme.

The Irish arm of US developer Hines is submitting a planning application to develop roads, parks and other infrastructure to allow the first stage in the construction of a new town centre and upgraded Business Park at the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) in south Dublin.

The plan is ultimately to develop a new neighbourhood that will become home to as many as 30,000 people.

The initial infrastructure work is expected to cost up to €100 million and will be funded mainly by Hines, the largest landowner in the SDZ, with other property owners contributing.

Hines is expected to submit proposals for its housing scheme in the middle of next year. That detailed planning application will involve retail floor space, a cinema, other leisure uses, restaurants and an initial 1,400 flats.