Cherry Orchard Point

LDA and Dublin City Council seek planning permission for over 700 homes in Cherry Orchard

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LDA and Dublin City Council seek planning permission for over 700 homes in Cherry Orchard

  • Plans for Phase 1 at Cherry Orchard Point include 547 cost rental and 161 social homes
  • Development is the largest joint project involving the LDA and DCC

The Land Development Agency (LDA) and Dublin City Council (DCC) 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 between the LDA and the local authority. It follows the granting of planning permission for 543 social and cost rental homes in St. Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin 8 in June of this year as part of another joint project between the LDA and DCC.

The carefully planned new Cherry Orchard development is proposed to create a vibrant and diverse community on a well-connected 6.27-hectare site owned by Dublin City Council. The planning application includes both housing and commercial units and represents Phase 1 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 for these lands 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 location is beside Park West & Cherry Orchard Railway Station, adjacent to the M50 and within easy reach of a host of businesses and major employers, including those located at Park West Business Park. The site for the proposed housing is bound by Cloverhill Road to the north, Cedar Brook Avenue and Park West Avenue to the east, the railway station to the southeast and the M50 to the west. The apartments are proposed in 16 blocks contained within 9 buildings ranging in height from 4 to 15 storeys. They will include 28 studio homes, 263 one-bed, 368 two-bed and 49 three-bed apartments. The Phase 1 application also features a major emphasis on amenities and facilities including a proposed supermarket unit, 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 and completed to a high standard, with heat pump systems, PV panels and quality insulation. Many will have views over communal parkland or landscaped courtyard gardens. All individual apartments will have a balcony or terrace space. The plans to develop new homes at Cherry Orchard Point are proposed to combine with other public projects planned locally by DCC and included in the Park West-Cherry Orchard Local Area Plan, which was voted on and approved by Dublin city councillors in October 2019.

These positive developments include the redevelopment of Cherry Orchard Park to include a sports hub. Initial public consultation has taken place on this project and DCC is due to conduct further discussions with the local community soon. DCC’s future plans also include the development of a site opposite St Ultan’s School to provide much needed 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 LDA planning application follows an extensive period of public consultation and included feedback from locals, representative groups and other stakeholders.

As plans for both Cherry Orchard Point and the wider area continue to develop, both the LDA and DCC are committed to further consultation with the community and will be conducing further meetings in addition to newsletter updates. Locals will be encouraged to raise any issues or to bring forward ideas to both public bodies for consideration.

Phelim O’Neill, Head of Property at the LDA said:

We are delighted to be applying for permission for Phase 1 of Cherry Orchard Point in partnership with Dublin City Council. The

proposed development includes much-needed social and affordable housing, but it also goes

beyond that. 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.”

Dave Dinnigan, Director of Housing Delivery in Dublin City Council said:

“This is a very well designed development for Cherry Orchard and for Dublin. It helps DCC achieve its targets

under Housing for All and I would like to acknowledge the support of the local councillors for

this scheme. We are pleased to have submied the planning applicaon 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.”

Issued on behalf of the LDA and DCC by Murray.

Further information:

Richie Oakley, Murray, 087 2451824, [email protected]

Martin Phelan, Murray, 087 2467106 , [email protected]

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The LDA is the State’s affordable housing delivery body.  It is in the process of delivering more than 5,000 homes on State-owned land and 5,000 through the Government’s Project Tosaigh initiative. The agency has planning permission for over 3,500 affordable homes on State-owned lands with many projects already under construction and others at the advanced planning stage. In addition to the direct delivery of homes on state-owned or private land, the LDA is overseeing Project Tosaigh, an initiative whereby the agency steps in to purchase stalled or unviable housing projects and then makes the homes available to renters or to buyers at costs significantly below market rents or full market purchase prices. Under this scheme, the LDA is on course to deliver 5,000 homes by 2026. The LDA recently produced the Report on Relevant Public Land, which advised the government of the potential to deliver 67,000 homes on 83 underutilised State-owned sites. It also announced plans to purchase private sites with planning permission in the country’s five major cities.

Direct delivery

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 Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. It also includes 817
homes at a site at Castlelands in Balbriggan in Dublin, 345 in Hacketstown in Skerries in Dublin, 219 at Devoy Barracks in Naas, Co. Kildare, 852 on the former Central Mental Hospital site in Dundrum, Dublin 14 and 543 at St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin’s south inner city in partnership with Dublin City Council. A further 1,500 homes are currently in the design and development phase.

Project Tosaigh

Project Tosaigh
Delivery under this Government initiative includes affordable purchase homes in Mallow, Co Cork (92 in total) and Kilbarry, Co Waterford (95 in total).  The LDA has also delivered 142 cost rental homes in Archers Wood in Delgany and 95 in Parklands in Citywest in Dublin. A futher 247 cost-rental homes are nearing completion in Hansfield in Dublin 15 while the LDA recently announced the pending delivery of 81 cost rental apartments at The Mills in Castletroy in Limerick in addition to recently launching the application process for 50 affordable purchase homes at Baker Hall in Navan. Further projects are due to be announced soon and the LDA has a strong delivery pipeline of over 2,500 Project Tosaigh homes with more to come.