An Bord Pleanála has granted full planning permission for a new strategic housing development at Farrankelly, Delgany, Co. Wicklow. To be built by Cairn, this new development provides for 426 new homes comprising 245 houses, 93 apartments and 88 duplex units within an overall site of 52 acres.

For this development, an emphasis has been put on placemaking and on public realm and landscape with the creation of new amenity spaces. The development will feature over 11 acres of active open space which will include a sports pitch as well as a tennis court and an all-weather multi-use pitch, a children’s play area and an informal kick-about area. This will be complemented by 10 acres of additional open space incorporating a 650 metre pedestrian and cycle route greenway located along the northern boundary and separately running and training areas. At the heart of the development is a residential amenity building which will contain a multi-purpose residents room, gym and management facilities, with stepped access opening out into the adjacent open space.

Denise Maguire   Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine