A housing development set to include 550 homes for North County Dublin has been approved by Fingal County Council.
The development, which is an intrinsic part of Phase 1 of the Baldoyle-Stapolin local area plan, allows for the construction of a brand new village on a site near the coast of Baldoyle.
The site on which the homes will be constructed boasts undeveloped lands to the north, the Myrtle residential development to the south, Red Arches to the east and the Dublin-Belfast railway line and Clongriffin railway station to the west.
550 residential units, 379 apartments and 171 houses as well as 900 car parking spaces are all part of the approved plan.
Also included in the plans is a village centre that will have the apartments placed above the retail units.
Access to Clongriffin train station is also included in the plan.
The 53 acres of land, which had been previously abandoned in 2007, had an estimated value of €13.5million.