4,000 new homes are expected in the Dublin suburb...
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has granted planning permission for road networks to be extended as part of a major development in Cherrywood, south Dublin.
The Dublin suburb is being extended to meet pent-up housing demand for housing in the capital - a new town centre and two parks are being built as part of the development.
A 5.4km-long road network will service the development which is due to be completed in 2017.
US construction firm Hines acquired the 400-acre site in mid-November 2014 - it promises 4,000 new housing units.
Ticknick Park will include four full-size playing pitches, while Tully Park will be roughly the same size as St Stephen’s Green.
Brian Moran, Senior Managing Director of Hines Ireland says that today's permission is another hurdle passed in Cherrywood becoming Dublin's next suburban hub:
"This road network, in addition to the excellent public transport infrastructure, including four Luas stations and direct links to the country’s motorways, will further enhance Cherrywood as an unrivalled location for families to live in and for businesses to grow."
A planning application for Cherrywood town centre, which includes a cinema, restaurants and additional housing units is due to be submitted in the coming months.