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LDA And Dublin City Council Submit Planning For Over 700 Homes At Cherry Orchard

The LDA and DCC are seeking planning permission for 700 new homes at Cherry Orchard Point.

The Land Development Agency and Dublin City Council have submitted a planning application for 708 cost rental and social housing homes at Cherry Orchard Point in Dublin 10.

The application, submitted to An Bord Pleanála, is the second large-scale development to be brought forward by the LDA in partnership with DCC and the largest such joint project to date.

It follows the granting of planning permission for 543 social and cost rental homes in St. Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin 8 in June as part of another joint project between the LDA and DCC.

The planning application includes both housing and commercial units and represents the first phase of a wider scheme for lands known as Site 4 and Site 5 in the Park West-Cherry Orchard Local Area Plan. The overall housing capacity is estimated at 1,100 units.

The proposed Phase 1 consists of 547 cost rental and 161 social housing units, while a further 400 homes and a commercial zone are planned for further phases.

The apartments are proposed in 16 blocks contained within nine buildings ranging in height from four to 15 storeys. They will include 28 studio homes, 263 one-bed, 368 two-bed and 49 three-bed apartments.

Phase 1 also includes a proposed supermarket, commercial/retail units, internal and external community and cultural spaces, and a childcare facility. Permission is also being sought for a landscaped public open space, including a plaza, multipurpose amenity lawn, play space, outdoor fitness trail, multipurpose games area and a playground. The proposed homes will be A-rated, with heat pump systems, solar panels and quality insulation. 

DCC’s plans also include the development of a site opposite St. Ultan’s School to provide housing, including senior citizen accommodation, along with a small number of retail units to create a village hub for the area. Plans are also in place to deliver 172 new affordable homes in the local area with the aim of having the houses delivered in 2027.

“The proposed development includes much-needed social and affordable housing, but it also goes beyond that,” said LDA Head of Property Phelim O’Neill, who spoke recently at Bisnow's residential conference. “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.”

The LDA’s direct delivery projects include the construction of 265 homes at St. Kevin’s Hospital in Cork, a former HSE site, and the development of 597 homes in Shanganagh in Dublin, in partnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.