Cosgrave Developments has been given the go-ahead for the second phase of a housing scheme on the site of the former Dún Laoghaire Golf Club land.

Today An Bord Pleanála overruled an inspector's report and gave the go-ahead for 605 residential units on the northern section consisting mainly of apartment blocks of up to seven storeys.

An Bord Pleanála said that because of the 'coherent approach' of the proposed development and the adherence to sustainability guidelines, it did not believe it would be premature pending a local area plan for Dún Laoghaire.

It also ruled that the high density is acceptable considering the location and that the scheme would not be intrusive.

Cosgrave Developments already had permission for 856 housing units on the southern section and are reported to be about to launch a small amount of houses for sale next month.