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Cherrywood SDZ
Cherrywood SDZ

Cherrywood SDZ Planning Scheme

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

Three New Parks Open in Cherrywood

In May 2023, we marked an important in the development of the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) by opening the three flagship parks at Tully, Beckett and Ticknick. Nestled between the two main transport corridors of the N11 and M50, Cherrywood will benefit from over 60 hectares of recreational and natural green space and these three new parks, will all be interlinked by a comprehensive network of pedestrian walkways and cycleways.

Smart Initiatives
Smart Initiatives
Smart Dún Laoghaire
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The Smart Dún Laoghaire district programme is a partnership between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Enable Research with CONNECT, Trinity College. It was established to strengthen the town’s response to climate challenges.

County Development Plan
County Development Plan

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Plan sets out the policies and objectives for the development of the County over the Plan period.
The County Development Plan 2022-2028 has now been adopted by the elected members. The adopted Plan came into effect on the 21st April 2022.
The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2022-2028 is available to view below together with all documentation produced throughout the Plan Making process. 

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