Planning decision due on one of Cork’s largest new housing developments

Planning decision due on one of Cork’s largest new housing developments

A computer-generated image showing the Ballybrack Greenway at the planned new housing development. Picture: Cairn Homes Ltd

A PLANNING decision is expected in the coming days for one of Cork’s largest new housing developments.

It is proposed to build 472 new homes in Douglas area of Castletreasure, Carr’s Hill and Carrigaline Road.

Cairn Homes lodged a fast-track planning application to An Bord Pleanála seeking permission for 234 semi-detached and terraced houses, along with 93 duplexes and 145 apartments.

If approved, the major housing development will be accessed from a new traffic signalised junction on the Carr’s Hill/Carrigaline Road that will be shared by the recently approved Educate Together School.

The development also includes a number of play areas, active amenity spaces and circa 4.4 hectares of landscaped parkland which runs northwest to southeast through the site.

A section of the Ballybrack Greenway is also provided within the parkland which will connect to the existing Cork County Council cycle network at the site’s western boundary.

Following a pre-application meeting with An Bord Pleanála the developers said they were retaining a significant majority of the existing trees and hedgerows in the area and said the overall development will be made up of six distinct neighbourhoods.

A planning decision on the application is expected next Wednesday.

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