Hines Ireland has welcomed Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the development of two major parks at Cherrywood, marking the first important phase of development for a new Town Centre and 3,800 new homes at Cherrywood in South Dublin.
Work is to get underway in the coming weeks on the multi-million euro project which will see the development of two substantial sized parks at Cherrywood over the next 18 months.
Planning permission has been granted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council under the fast track Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). The two parks will comprise a total of 35 acres at two separate locations in Cherrywood. Tully Park at 22 acres will be immediately adjacent to the planned town centre and will be equivalent in size to St Stephen’s Green; while Beckett Park (13 acres) will be located at the north western end of the SDZ and will be similar in size to Dublin’s Merrion Square. An application for a third major park, the 22 acre Ticknick Park, is to be submitted in the coming months.
Welcoming the announcement, Brian Moran, Senior Managing Director of Hines Ireland said: “We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for the development of these flagship parks and that the initial phase of development can now get under way. These are the first planning permissions to be granted under the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone and signals important progress for the project. Hines is focused on rolling out the Cherrywood project as quickly as possible to deliver an unrivalled location for families to live in and for businesses to flourish. Our vision to have a high quality, amenity-led environment at the heart of the new Cherrywood is now becoming a reality with the upfront development of these large parks. We will break ground on this initial phase in the coming weeks, and in doing so it will raise the flag on what is set to become the largest construction project in the state – a completely new town for South Dublin which when completed will be home to 30,000 people. We also look forward with equal excitement to additional developments in the coming months with approval for the roads network to serve Cherrywood and our submission of planning in the autumn for the new Cherrywood Town Centre and apartments”
When completed Ticknick, Tully and Beckett Parks will be key recreational and environmental amenities serving the expected population of 30,000 residents who will eventually live and work in the new town of Cherrywood.
The upfront development of Cherrywood’s large amenity zones, as well as roads, pavement and cycleway infrastructure underpins the commitment to expedite the delivery of the 3,800 houses and apartments contained within the Hines land holdings.
A further announcement on the proposed development of 5.4km of new road network to serve the entire Cherrywood SDZ is expected to be made in the coming weeks.
A detailed planning application for the new Cherrywood Town Centre, including retail areas, cinema, other leisure uses, restaurants and apartments will be submitted later this year/in the autumn.
The 400 acre Cherrywood site was acquired in November 2014 with Strategic Development Zone approval for the construction of a new retail-led mixed use town centre with up to 3,800 apartments and houses; and zoning capacity to upgrade the second largest office park in Dublin.