Cairn Homes requests meeting with planning board for 420 new houses
One of the country's largest homebuilders, Cairn Homes, has requested a preliminary meeting with An Bord Pleanala to discuss the development of 420 new homes in south-west Dublin.
The building company, which is headed up by chief executive Michael Stanley, has applied for planning permission on its lands in Newcastle South and Ballynakelly.
Cairn is likely to go through the board's "fast-track" planning process, which is reserved for private developments of 100 units or more.
The system, which was introduced by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy last year, allows large-scale developments to go straight to the board instead of to local planning authorities.
As well as the new units, Cairn plans to build a childcare facility, three retail spaces, and provide a site for a school.
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