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.

Contact Details

Cherrywood Development Agency Project Team
Forward Planning Infrastructure Department
County Hall, 
Marine Road, 
Dún Laoghaire, 
County Dublin 

Tel: 01 2054325
Email: info@dlrcoco.ie

Public Planning Counter
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

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.

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Map of Cherrywood Planning Scheme
Location of Cherrywood Planning Scheme within Dún Laoghaire Rathdown –Map 1.2 of Planning Scheme Document
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Aerial photograph of Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme Area
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Cherrywood Planning Scheme 2014 (updated April 2021)
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Chapter 1: Planning Scheme.pdf
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Chapter 2: Proposed Development in Cherrywood.pdf
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Chapter 3: Cultural and Built Heritage.pdf
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Chapter 4: Physical Infrastructure
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Chapter 6: Development Areas.pdf
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Chapter 7: Implementation Sequencing & Phasing of Development.pdf
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Appendix A: Primary land use matrix cherrywood planning scheme
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Appendix B: Cultural and built heritage
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Appendix C
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Appendix D
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Appendix E
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Appendix F
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Appendix G
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Approved Amendments to Cherrywood Planning Scheme
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Cherrywood SDZ - Approved Amendment Chapter 7 and Maps
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Figure 2 Habitats in Scheme area South
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Figure 3 Winter Birds
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Figure 4 Breeding Birds
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Figure 5 Badger Survey
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Figure 6 Otter Survey
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Figure 7 Evidence of Deer
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Figure 8 Bat Survey
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Figure 9 Invasive Species
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Figure 10 M50 Crossing Locations
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Figure 11 Ecological corridors
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Figure 12 Hedgerows Treelines & Woodland Habitats Greenspace
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An Bord Pleanala Decision Cherrywood SDZ 2014
An Bord Pleanala Decision Cherrywood SDZ
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Cherrywood Planning Scheme 2014 - An Bord Pleanála Order 2014
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SEA Statement
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SEA Environmental Report
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SEA Environmental Report Appendix I - Non Technical Summary
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Access & Movement Strategy
Access and Movement Strategy 2018
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Area Wide Travel Plan
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Urban Form Development Framework UFDF
Cherrywood SDZ Urban Form Development Framework PART 1
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Cherrywood SDZ Urban Form Development Framework PART 2
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Amenity Space Guidance Document 2017
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Cherrywood SDZ Wayfinding & Directional Signage Guidance 2023
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Cherrywood Drone Footage
Drone footage of Cherrywood SDZ recorded in Q1 2020.

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.

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