development-news 23 January 2020

We continue our busy start to 2020 with news that full planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanála for our strategic housing development at Farrankelly, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

This exciting new development provides for 426 new homes comprising 245 houses, 93 apartments and 88 duplex units within an overall site of 52 acres. The unique character and quality of our Farrankelly site, which is located on the outskirts of Delgany village, with its exceptional views of both the Wicklow mountains and the Irish sea, provides us with an unrivalled opportunity to deliver a truly signature Cairn residential development.
Our design approach to Farrankelly put an emphasis on placemaking and a focus 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 substantial 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 well-appointed multi-purpose residents room, gym and management facilities, with stepped access opening out into the adjacent open space. Farrankelly will be a unique residential development where our residents and the wider community will benefit from this broad range of amenities right on their door-step, while our residential amenity building will support and enhance the sense of community within the development.
Cairn continues to be Ireland’s most active housebuilder and we are currently live on 16 residential developments. We will start building in Farrankelly shortly on foot of this successful strategic housing planning grant and look forward to bringing what will be an exceptional and unrivalled Cairn residential development to the market in this much sought-after location during 2020.