The owner of Dundrum Town Centre, Hammerson, is to lodge 'fast track' plans to An Bord Pleanála in the coming days for an 881-unit apartment scheme for Dundrum.

As part of the scheme, subsidiary of UK property giant, Hammerson, Dundrum Retail GP DAC has confirmed in a statutory planning notice that the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) proposal will include a ‘landmark’ 16-storey high apartment block at the northernmost point of the site.

The scheme is to be made up of 11 blocks across four ‘zones’ and the developers are seeking an eight year planning permission to complete the ambitious plan.

The scheme is made up of 335 one-bed apartments; 85 two-bed three-person apartments; 379 two-bed four-person apartments and 82 three-bed apartments.

Last year, Dundrum Retail GP DAC put its plan before An Bord Pleanála for a pre-planning consultation.

The original scheme comprised 889 units and after the appeals board advised in January that the scheme required further consideration or amendment, the developers have removed eight apartments from the original proposal.

The scheme is to also include ten retail units, four cafe/restaurants and a creche.

In addition, the scheme will also include a new public open space known as ‘Church Square’ to be proposed to the rear of Holy Cross Church.

The developers are also proposing 681 car parking spaces and 3,087 bicycle spaces.

The scheme is to include a lower ground floor car park that will have a vehicular link under the Ballinteer Rd, Dom Marmion Bridge to connect to the Dundrum Town Centre basement car-parking area.

The scheme is for a site for the Old Dundrum Shopping Centre known as Dundrum Village Centre and adjacent properties to the west of Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

The application site is bounded by Dundrum Main Street to the east and north - including its extension connecting to Dundrum by-pass, Balinteer Rd/Dom Marmion Bridge to the south and Dundrum by-pass to the west.

The published planning notice confirms that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is to be lodged with the plans and that the scheme materially contravenes the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan or local area plan other than in relation to the zoning of land.

Separately, plans are to be lodged in the coming days to An Bord Pleanála for two SHD schemes north of the River Liffey in the capital.

Jacko Investments is to seek planning permission at The Lord Mayor's Public House, Main Street, Swords for the demolition of the existing three storey pub, restaurant and off-licence and construction of 146 apartments made up of 69 one bed units, 68 two bedroom units and nine three bed units.

The scheme comprises four blocks ranging in height from four to six storeys.

Previously, the appeals board rejected a 172 unit apartment development for the same site in 2020.

In another SHD scheme proposal, Eastwise Construction Swords Ltd is to lodge plans for 472 units for Hartfield Place, Swords Rd, Whitehall, Dublin 9.

The scheme is made up of seven apartment blocks rising to eight storeys in height.

The 472 units are made up of 32 studios, 198 one bed, 233 two bed and nine three bed apartments.

The appeals board has a target of making decisions on SHD within 16 weeks though it can also defer making decisions beyond that time-frame.