Oakfields Community Masterplan, Ferrybank, Waterford
Oakfields Eco Village development is set in the heart of Ferrybank’s newest Urban Village with 2000 new homes planned that will be supported by a planned new school, Nursing Home, Family Creche, Medical Center, and coffee shop with excellent public transport routes to and from the City.
A new distributor road through the site will link the development to the main Waterford to New Ross Road. The development will provide quick access to the M9 Motorway and Belview Port Industrial estate that avoids morning traffic delays. This offers great connectivity to surrounding urban centres such as Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, New Ross & Clonmel, which are less than 45 minutes’ drive away. A new planned greenway will further connect the development to North Quays and Waterford City by a dedicated pedestrian and cyclist route.
The master plan has a site area of 50 acres, of which 5 acres is a dedicated parkland area. The 45 acres of residentially zoned lands are fully master-planned to deliver in excess of 600 homes. Planning permission is being sought for the first 70 Residential units and the balance of planning applications will be lodged by the end of 2021.
There is a variety of house types consisting of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes to cater to first-time buyers, Families, and the Elderly. The 3 & 4-bed semi-detached houses have been cleverly designing to optimise the net to gross ratio resulting in reduced circulation space and larger living and bedroom spaces. This has resulted in both unit types having an additional family space next to the kitchen.