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South Dublin County Council launches a new plan to deliver 8,000 new homes at the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone

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Archived on 14/10/2017


On Friday 22nd September 2017 Mayor Paul Gogarty will officially launch

on public display, the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone – Draft

Planning Scheme. The Planning Scheme, will guide the future growth of

the SDZ lands, located at the heart of South Dublin County. A six week

public consultation period relating to the Draft Planning Scheme, will

take place between Friday 22nd September and Friday 3rd November.

More information is available at the dedicated SDZ website:


A new community is being planned for South Dublin County, on the lands that

make up the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone. The SDZ lands,

comprising approximately 280 hectares, are located between the established

communities of Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley. The lands have been

designated by the Government as a Major Urban Housing Development Site

and South Dublin County Council is confident that the Clonburris SDZ will

have a central role to play in addressing the demand for new housing in Dublin.


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

Scheme will include the provision of three primary and three post primary

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 two Train

stations 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.


Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council has

stated, ‘The co-ordinated development of the lands at Clonburris represents

an opportunity for South Dublin County to directly respond to the demand for

new housing in Dublin. The Draft Planning Scheme for the

Strategic Development Zone will allow the construction of housing in close coordination

with the delivery of public transport infrastructure, schools,

community facilities, parks, retail and employment related development”.


With regard to the launch of the public consultation process for the Draft

Planning Scheme, Mayor Paul Gogarty has stated, ‘The success of the

Clonburris Strategic Development Zone depends on the active participation of

communities, businesses, residents and members of the public. I encourage

all interested parties and the public to engage in this public consultation

process, in particular through the dedicated website: , where

a range of information is available and from which online submissions can be



Clonburris: A new community. A new way of living.


For media queries please contact South Dublin County Council

Communications Unit: or by telephone at





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