The Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone, an area of 264 hectares of primarily green field lands at the end of the Green Luas line between the N11 and M50. The scheme outlines the type, scale and nature of development that will be permitted in the area, goes out on public display today for 6 weeks. Copies of the scheme are available for inspection in the Council Offices in Dún Laoghaire & Dundrum.
There will be 2 Public Information days where staff from the Council will be available to answer questions and to assist people who wish to make a submission. The information days will be held in the Concourse, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire on the following dates:-
Tuesday 13th March, 2012 - 10.00a.m. - 2.00p.m., 4.00p.m. - 8.00p.m.
Thursday 29th March, 2012 - 10.00a.m. - 2.00p.m., 4.00p.m. - 8.00p.m.
The scheme proposes 3 new villages surrounded by residential neighbourhoods, which will be served by a town centre and a major employment base with the potential to accommodate over 17,000 workers. In preparing the scheme consideration has been given not just to existing infrastructure but to elements such as heritage, topography, biodiversity and employment. The plan also reflects National, Regional and County Guidelines and Polices on a wide range of issues including density, smart travel and retail.
While the scheme includes high density development, it is not high-rise development, as maximum heights of between 2-5 storeys are specified. The sequencing and phasing of development is based on the neighbourhood concept of bringing forward retail, schools, transport services in line with the development of residential and employment communities.
Cllr Devlin urges all local residents' and their local associations to make submissions on this, the largest proposed development in our local area. Written submissions / observations may be made to; firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to; Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Deadline is Wednesday 11th April 2012 @ 5pm)