“The suburban 13-acre site off Boherboy Rd, south of the Glanmire end of the Old Youghal Rd, is just outside the current boundary of the city council, but is due to become part of the city under the city boundary extension process.

The housing project will be one of the single largest local authority-led housing estate projects developed in the city in over a decade, and follows a lengthy planning and appeals process.

The city’s head of housing, Brian Geaney, last night welcomed the decision of the planning appeals board and said it is hoped to break ground on site before the end of the year.”

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