Plans for 1,000 new homes in south Dublin ‘by end of year’

by Gazette Reporter

DEVELOPER Quintain says it plans to seek permission for 1,000 new housing units in the new village of Cherrywood by the end of 2020.

The masterplan for the new urban centre, sandwiched between Shankhill and Carrickmines, provides for nearly 1,300 new homes, a retail hub, transport links and public parks.

Primary and post-primary schools, cycle and walking tracks and extensive green open spaces as well as 50,000sqft of retail and civic amenities are also planned for the e1bn mixed use scheme.

The first planning application for the new location was submitted earlier this month for a total of 134 three- and four-bed houses and duplexes, which will be available for sale in early 2021.

Four further applications for over 800 additional homes are planned before the end of the year, with these applications likely to be a mix of houses, apartments and duplexes and will include the village centre.

A full masterplan for Cherrywood Village is due to be published in September. It will build on infrastructure already in place which includes a road network, the Green Luas line, and public parks.

The fully completed Beckett Park has all weather sports pitches, floodlights and changing rooms. Under construction is also Tully Park, built around early Christian monuments and Tully Church dating from ninth century.

A third park, Ticknick Park, is in planning and on completion at 150 acres will be the second largest public park in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown after Marlay Park. 

The first primary school, adjacent to Tully Park, opens for the coming school year in September, and a secondary school in September 2021.

Michael Hynes, joint managing partner of Quintain said: “Our ambition is to make Cherrywood the best connected new village in Ireland that puts community inclusion, sustainability and local heritage at the heart of its plans.

“We see this as a model approach across all our projects as we grow rapidly to become one of the largest residential developers in the country.” 

Overall Quintain plans to develop 600,000sqft of commercial space and more than 9,000 new homes making it the third largest residential developer in the country.

The company recently secured planning permission for a further 245 new homes at Tandy’s Lane, Lucan and is also building in Clonburris and Portmarnock.

When fully built it is believed Cherrywood will accommodate around 25,000 people.

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