Land at Fortunestown Lane in Citywest, west Dublin, which is owned by developers Pat Doherty and Jim Mansfield, is to be developed after the local council drew up a new local area plan guiding the future of the area.
The land was rezoned from green belt in 2006 when councillors voted in favour of allowing the land be developed for "new residential communities". They decided to back the rezoning after Doherty, Mansfield and Davy Hickey said they would pay €13m each to finance the extension of the Luas to Citywest.
As part of the rezoning deal, 20 acres were to be set aside for community facilities including all-weather pitches, a school
and community building. Management at the council and councillors in the immediate area were in favour of the deal.
Ahead of the plan
being drawn up, Doherty's Airscape made a submission on 66.7 acres it owns
there, which is the majority of the site, and outlined
plans for a plaza area adjacent to the Luas terminus, and various densities of residential development.
Mansfield's HSS Developments made a submission in relation to a site of more than three acres he owns at the junction of Fortunestown Lane and Garter Lane.