I see planning applications being lodged for developments all over Dublin - from the small-time back garden development, to 100+ units. There is an active planning application at the moment for 104 new homes on Brighton Road in Foxrock, about 90 of which will be houses (majority are detached) ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms. They were (thankfully) refused planning for this but it is under appeal. Same developer (Caslethorn Construction) was granted planning for a large development at the old rugby club at Kilgobbin Lane, Stepaside, last year. It’s a Joe O’Reilly company, most well known for developing Dundrum Town Centre and also Adamstown. I was under the impression that O’Reilly’s developments were NAMA’d, but I suppose that must have been another company if this one is now planning tens of millions of euros worth of development. I wonder if the likes of these applications will actually lead to construction, or if they are merely applying to increase site value and/or give them the option down the line, with the possibility to merely apply for extension of P.P. if they don’t build in the coming years.