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A brand new town is being planned for south Dublin and this is what its park will look like

Planning permission has been granted for two of the three parks.

View 1 - Aerial - FINAL  2015-11-2 A computer generated impression of what the completed Tully Park will look like.

CONSTRUCTION IS SET to begin in the coming weeks on two new parks in the south of Dublin.

The parks in Cherrywood are part of wider plan to build a new town that will have 3,800 homes and a retail-led town centre that will employ over 1,000 people.

The plans for the new town began to take shape in 2014 when US-based property developers Hines acquired the site, but they’ve now moved a step closer as Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council granted planning permission for the two parks.

A third park is also planned but planning permission has not yet been granted.

For the two that have been given approval, Tully Park will be located beside the planned town centre and will be 22 acres in area. That’s equivalent to the size of St. Stephen’s Green.

Beckett Park will be located to the north west of the planned town and will be 13 acres in area, similar in size to Dublin’s Merrion Square.

Hines says that it hopes to get the project completed “as quickly as possible” with senior managing director Brian Moran saying that the planning permission is a major step forward:

We will break ground on this initial phase in the coming weeks, and in doing so it will raise the flag on what is set to become the largest construction project in the state, a completely new town for south Dublin which when completed will be home to 30,000 people.

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As part of the plans, 5.4km of new roads are also set to be developed.

A planning application for Cherrywood town centre which will include the housing as well as a cinema, restaurants and other amenities will be submitted in the autumn.

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