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Making of the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme

Making of the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme

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South Dublin County Council

News Release

Friday 22nd June 2018

Making of the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme

On Tuesday 19th June 2018, the Elected Members of South Dublin County Council decided by resolution to make the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme, together with a number of Material and Non-Material Alterations.


The Planning Schemeshall have effect four weeks from the date of such making unless an appeal is brought to An Bord Pleanala. The preparation of the Draft Planning Scheme has been ongoing since spring 2016 and over 1,000 public submissions were received throughout the process.


In the coming days, a copy of the Planning Scheme and a list of all alterations made, together with accompanying Environmental Reports, will be made available for inspection at SDCC County Hall Tallaght, County Library Tallaght, Civic Offices Clondalkin, Clondalkin Library and Lucan Library. These documents may also be viewed at


Any person(s) who made submissions or observations in relation to the Draft Planning Scheme, may appeal the decision of the Planning Authority to An Bord Pleanála within four (4) weeks from the date of the Planning Authority’s decision (i.e. 4 weeks from Tuesday 19th June 2018). Most up to date information will be available at and through the Council’s social media.


The Draft Planning Scheme for the SDZ lands aims to achieve a shared outlook for the future development of the new community at Clonburris. The scale and potential of the SDZ lands, together with existing unique selling points, which include the Grand Canal, Griffeen Valley Park, and the Kildare rail line, offer an excellent starting point for the development of a forward thinking, innovative and vibrant community in South Dublin County. 

The Draft Planning Scheme is currently projected to deliver a target of 8,437 new homes for approximately 21,000 people, 90 hectares of Parks and Open Spaces, 7,300 square metres gross community floor space, and approximately 22,500 square metres gross retail floor space and 31,115 square metres employment floor space.


The Scheme will include the provision of three primary and three post primary schools. Approximately 72% of housing will be located within 500m of schools and approximately 98% of residents will be able to access a bus stop within 400m or a train station within 800m, thereby significantly reducing dependence on the private car. The lands will be serviced by train stations located at Kishoge and Clondalkin/Fonthill, approximately a 15-minute train journey from Dublin City Centre.  The lands are also well connected to the N4 and N7 National Routes by three Regional Roads, including the Outer Ring Road.


For media queries please contact South Dublin County Council Communications Unit: or by telephone at 01-4149000.


Clonburris: A vibrant community offering a new way of living.




South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dun Laoghaire.



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