“Approval for third and largest of Cherrywood parks – another positive step in preparing for a new town” – Hines Ireland MD
Hines Ireland has received approval from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the development of the biggest park to date for the new town of Cherrywood in South Dublin.
The first phase of development of Ticknick Park will span an area of over 19 hectares and will deliver the flagship amenity and outdoor recreation space for Cherrywood. Future additional expansion will ultimately see Ticknick grow to a scale equivalent to Dublin’s Marlay Park.
Ticknick Park will initially boast four multi-use pitches for field sports, a pavilion building with changing room facilities, paths and walking routes for jogging and connecting walkways to the Dublin Mountain Way hiking routes.
This approval follows recent planning permissions for a major new road network for the town and its other new parks – Beckett Park and Tully Park. The development of Ticknick Park is part of the important first phase of development which will precede the construction of a new Town Centre and 4,000 new homes within Hines’ landholding at Cherrywood in South Dublin.
The development of the three parks and road network is already underway and is expected to be fully completed over the next 18 months.
Welcoming the announcement, Senior Managing Director for Hines Ireland, Brian Moran said:
“The granting of planning permission for Ticknick Park is the latest approval for this ambitious project and represents real momentum for the development of the new town of Cherrywood. From the outset we have promoted the up-front development of first class amenities for Cherrywood. Hines is focused on rolling out the Cherrywood project as quickly as possible and on delivering an unrivalled location for families to live in and for businesses to flourish.
At the heart of every community is a thriving living and recreation space and with over 47 acres of playing pitches, dedicated walking routes and cycle paths now under development,
the residents of Cherrywood will benefit from Ticknick Park’s great facilities and breath-taking views of the Dublin Mountains, Ballycorus Leadmines and both Dublin and Killiney Bay.
This is an exciting time for the Cherrywood development with approvals for these significant parks and supporting road network and our submission of planning for the new Cherrywood Town Centre and apartments coming in early 2017.”
The upfront development of Cherrywood’s roads, pavement and cycleway infrastructure as well as its large amenity zones, underpins the commitment to expedite the delivery of the 4,000 homes contained within the Hines land holdings.
A detailed planning application for the new Cherrywood Town Centre, including a major retail centre, cinema, other leisure uses, restaurants and apartments will be submitted in the coming months.
The 400 acre Cherrywood site was acquired in November 2014 with Strategic Development Zone approval for the construction of a new retail-led mixed use town centre with 4,000 apartments and houses within Hines’ landholding; and zoning capacity to upgrade the second largest office park in Dublin.