Cairn Homes has submitted a planning application for the construction of 569 homes in the newly developed suburb of Clonburris in Dublin 24.

The eventual plan is for the construction of up to 9,000 homes in the suburb, making it comparable in scale to large towns such as Naas and Navan.

The first phase of the Cairn application includes 173 houses, 148 duplex homes and 248 apartments, a creche, two local parks and children's play areas, together with a green link alongside Fonthill Road.

Cairn plans to construct up to 5,000 housing units on the site.

It says the units will be 'competitively priced'.

Planning permission was recently granted for critical infrastructure in Clonburris, and the construction of 4 kilometres of roads, bus corridors, cycle lands and pedestrian routes is expected to start early next year.

There are also plans for significant public transport infrastructure investment servicing the area.

"Given the mission critical objective of the Government and local authorities to increase the supply of housing and apartments in the Greater Dublin Area, this is a project that really moves the needle," Cairn Homes CEO Michael Stanley said.

"There will be eight schools and 90 hectares of parks and open space. All residents will live within walking distance of village centres and a major urban park, along with very strong existing and enhanced public transport links," he added.