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Cherrywood SDZ is the single largest undeveloped land-bank in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, and is approximately 360 hectares in size, nestled at the foot of the Dublin Mountains, is strategically located between the M50 and N11 transport corridors approximately 1km north of where they fork from the M11 and approximately 8km south of Dún Laoghaire town centre.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in recognising the area's strategic importance, applied to the Government for Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) status and the Government designated it as an SDZ in May, 2010.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, in their role as the designated Development Agency for Cherrywood SDZ, had a statutory duty to draft and agree a Planning Scheme for the SDZ, which was approved by Council following a comprehensive public consultation in December 2012. This was then formally submitted to An Bord Pleanála who subsequently approved the Planning Scheme with modifications in April 2014. 

The front-loading of significant transport and social infrastructure (parks and schools) outlined in the Planning Scheme will ensure that the SDZ area will be transformed into a new vibrant community, with approx. 8,700 homes including a minimum of 10% social housing units, spread over the new Town Centre and 3 smaller Village Centres with superior transport links including an enhanced bus service and 5 Luas stops throughout. 

Important Note: The Cherrrywood Planning Scheme document list below under "Main Document" will be updated to incorporate recently approved Amendments to the Scheme i.e. Amendment 6 in respect of Residential Car Parking Standards (Section 4.2.10 of the Approved Scheme 2018)  which was approved in January 2020 by An Bord Pleanála and Amendment 7 Beckett Road Realignment which was approved in April 2021. The Approved Amendments for this can be accessed here or by clicking on the Approved Amendments to Cherrywood Planning Scheme tab below

Map of Cherrywood Planning Scheme

Aerial photograph of Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme Area

Cherrywood Planning Scheme 2014 (updated April 2021)

Approved Amendments to Cherrywood Planning Scheme

Appropriate Assessment Screening Report

Cherrywood Biodiversity Plan

An Bord Pleanala Decision Cherrywood SDZ 2014

SEA Environmental Report

Access & Movement Strategy

Area Wide Travel Plan

Urban Form Development Framework UFDF

Amenity Space Guidance Document 2017

Cherrywood SDZ Wayfinding & Directional Signage Guidance 2021