Friday 24 March 2017

Two new flagship parks planned for Cherrywood

Tomás Heneghan

Planning permission has been granted for two flagship public parks in South Dublin.

The parks in Cherrywood will act as recreational spaces for a new town being developed in the South Dublin area.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, which granted the permission, said Cherrywood is a “major strategic development area” for South County Dublin.

The Council also said it expects the development to “contribute to the economic growth” of the entire county.

Following planning permission being granted for the parks, a Council spokesperson said the development was a significant step towards the Council’s adopted Planning Scheme.

They said: "The overarching vision for Cherrywood… is to create a safe and friendly environment where people can live, work and play within an envelope of sustainable, integrated transport systems.”

The first of the two parks, Tully Park is being developed by Hines Ireland and William Neville & Sons.

The Council expects Tully Park to be a “high quality” nine hectare space with a range of attractions, from ecological trails to active and passive recreational areas and a playground with a café.

The park will also have what the Council calls a “distinctive heritage area” which it says will incorporate three national monuments.

Separately a second park will be developed by Hines Ireland.

Beckett Park is expected to smaller in scale at five hectares, but will incorporate a different brief.

The park will include an all-weather sports pitch, six tennis courts, a multi-use games arena and an outdoor gym.

A playground and sports pavilion with a café will also be included in the development.

Both parks will serve the local Cherrywood community which will include approximately 7,700 new homes.

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