Having just gotten approval for 426 new dwellings here, Cairn Homes have also made a submission to Wicklow County Council to increase the density of their Greystones housing plans.
Because we’re apparently ripe for such growth, given we’re on the Dart line.
And so, so close to Dublin.
Having delivered around 250 new homes over a 3-year period in Greystones, with planning permission being currently sought for an additional 354 new homes – alongside the 426 approved – in the town, Cairn Homes point out that they own additional land in Greystones, Blessington and Enniskerry with the capacity to deliver somewhere in the region of 1,200 new homes during the lifetime of the current County Development Plan (which ends in 2021).
In a long and detailed submission on January 10th, Cairn Homes put forward the point that the Greystones/Delgany area is a Large Growth Town, and therefore we basically need all the houses we can get.
They also point out that their submission addresses policies related to the delivery of housing and supporting infrastructure. Sadly, they don’t mention building an underground eight-lane motorway all the way to Dublin city centre to help with that buckled infrastructure.
On the commuter front, Cairn do state that they are ‘conscious that a large proportion of the Greystones working population travel outside the town for employment‘, and is therefore keen to provide ‘a wider range of services and employment opportunities within the town’.
And so, alongside all those hundreds of new homes, Cairn are keen to build some workspaces in Greystones too. Given that they own 6.6Ha of employment-zoned land in Charlesland.
Cairn reckons this land could ‘accommodate c. 1,500 jobs in Greystones’, having already applied for a 1,356 sq.m Community Enterprise Centre and 1,376 Office building as part of a SHD application to An Bord Pleanala, which is currently under consideration.
So, Cairn Homes clearly haven’t finished with Greystones just yet. You can read the full submission right about here. Or here.
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