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Gannon Homes of Dublin has got the go-ahead for the biggest housing project in the city for 20 years.Dublin Corporation has granted permission for a mixed development valued at more than £40 million on a 34.4 ha site off the Malahide Road.A spokesman for Gannon said that the company was unlikely to become involved itself in construction work on the site. The firm is negotiating with a major house builder in the Republic to build the major elements of the scheme, which consists of more than 900 three and four-bedroomed houses.Gannon's proposals also include a 15,000 sq m shopping centre, but details of this are still being finalised.Work will start next spring on the first phase of the project, which will last between three and four years.