Sunday 8 December 2019

Planning permission sought to build 685 homes at Woodbrook

Fresh plans have been lodged for a 685-unit residential development at Woodbrook. The buildings in the plans range from two to eight storeys, and include houses, apartments, and a childcare facility.

The 21.9 hectare site is bounded by the Old Dublin Road and Crinken Church to the west; Shanganagh Park and graveyard to the north; Woodbrook golf course to the west; and Corke Lodge and woodlands and Woodbrook golf clubhouse and car park to the south.

Part of the planning is to replace golf holes used by the scheme, those lands are generally bounded by the existing train line to the west, the park to the north, and golf course to the east and south.

The application has been made by Aeval Unlimited Company, controlled by developer Joe O'Reilly.

Development consultants Stephen Little & Associates made the application on November 6.

It was announced two years ago that the National Transport would fund plans to build a Dart station in the Woodbrook area to coincide with development there, and the developer to seek permission for a further 717 units on its portion of the site.

The strategic housing development application is part of a wider area plan for the Woodbrook site, with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown to apply for a further 605 homes in the section of the site in its ownership.

The overall development will also include shops, cafés, and other facilities.

The properties ultimately built on the council-owned section will be social and affordable, while ten per cent of the properties on the Aeval-owned site must be handed over to the council at cost price.

Work would be expected to start in the spring of 2020 and take approximately three years.

A copy of the current application is available for public inspection at the Planning Counter, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the offices of An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 during office hours.

The plans are also available to view online at

The last date for submissions or observations to An Bord Pleanala is December 10.

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