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Adoption of plan to develop Fernhill Park and Gardens

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Date 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Location 
Stepaside
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The plan to develop Fernhill estate as a Regional Public Park has now been adopted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and work will commence later this year.

Fernhill Park and Gardens will include new entrances both pedestrian and vehicular from the Enniskerry Road and Rosemont School, roads, car parking, active recreation, play, paths with multiple seating/resting areas, woodland walks, gardens, ponds and wetlands, meadows, new boundaries, restoration of existing Coach House as a park tearooms, demolition of 1970s bungalow, new tower building for use as public toilets and staff/community facilities, new sports building, new dwelling unit, community garden and all ancillary civil, building and landscaping works with some works within the curtilage of the Protected Structure (Fernhill House).

Fernhill is a former substantial family residence with ancillary buildings on 34 hectares of land just south of the Enniskerry Road at Stepaside, County Dublin. Fernhill Park and Gardens form an important component of the historic landscape on the fringe of Dublin City and an impressive example of a small estate dating back to around 1723. The former substantial family residence with ancillary buildings is surrounded by gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land in an elevated location overlooking Dublin Bay.

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