South Dublin County Council recently considered proposals that could deliver up to 4,500 new homes to the area. The total investment envisaged under the ambitious housing plan is in excess of €1 billion. The lands discussed at a recent Council meeting included: 2,600 new homes at the recently approved Clonburris SDZ scheme, 1,000 new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, 500 new homes in Killinarden, Tallaght, 250 new homes in Rathcoole, and a further 150 new homes at Belgard Road, Tallaght.

The schemes will be delivered in the coming years through a combination of traditional design and build and joint venture solutions. It is expected that over 70% of the 4,500 homes will be delivered as either social or affordable housing. The final breakdown of the five mixed tenure developments will be decided based on the final master plans approved for each site and on the government’s affordable housing scheme. The €1 billion investment is part of the Council’s plans for building new homes in South Dublin over the coming years as part of its commitment to the government’s overall Rebuilding Ireland programme.