LDA and DCC submit plan for 708 homes in Cherry Orchard

A planning application has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála for 708 new homes at Cherry Orchard in Dublin.

The proposal, by the Land Development Agency (LDA) and Dublin City Council (DCC), would be the second large development involving the two parties and the largest so far.

The submission relates to a 6.27 hectare site owned by DCC and if approved would see 547 cost rental and 161 social housing units being built in the first phase.

There would be 16 blocks within 9 buildings ranging in height from 4 to 15 storeys.

Within those blocks would be 28 studio homes, 263 one-bed, 368 two-bed and 49 three-bed apartments.

A supermarket, commercial and retail units, internal and external community and cultural spaces and a childcare facility are also included in phase one along with a landscaped public open space, play areas, an outdoor fitness trail, games area and playground.

“The proposed development includes much-needed social and affordable housing, but it also goes beyond that,” said Phelim O’Neill, Head of Property at the LDA.

“At the LDA, we believe it is vital to not only deliver housing, but to deliver new, well-connected, well-served, sustainable and diverse communities and this proposed development is a brilliant example of what can be achieved.”

The development would be situated beside the M50 motorway and the Park West and Cherry Orchard train station.

An additional 400 homes and commercial premises would follow in further phases.

The council also intends to develop a site opposite St Ultan’s School for housing, including senior citizen accommodation, along with a small number of retail units to create a village hub for the area in the future.

172 new affordable homes are also planned for the local area by 2027.

“We are pleased to have submitted the planning application for Phase 1 of Cherry Orchard Point in partnership with the LDA and we are looking forward to the proposed delivery of such high-quality housing and amenities in an area that we have identified as suitable for future growth,” said Dave Dinnigan, Director of Housing Delivery in Dublin City Council.

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