SDCC launches a new plan to deliver 8,000 new homes at the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone

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South Dublin County Council launches a new plan to deliver 8,000 new homes at the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone. On Friday 22nd September 2017, Mayor Paul Gogarty officially launched the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone – Draft Planning Scheme.

A new community is being planned for South Dublin County on the lands that make up the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone. The development, comprising approximately 280 hectares, is 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.

South Dublin County Council is confident that Clonburris will have a central role to play in addressing the demand for new housing in Dublin. The Planning Scheme will guide the future growth of the Clonburris 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 2017.

The Draft Planning Scheme aims to achieve a shared outlook for the future development of the new community at Clonburris. The scale and potential of the ands, together with existing unique selling points, including 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 schools. Approximately 72% of housing will be located within 500 metres of schools and approximately 98% of residents will be able to access a bus stop within 400 metres or train station within 800 metres, 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. Three Regional Roads, including the Outer Ring Road, connect the lands to the N4 and N7 National Routes.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor Paul Gogarty said, ‘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 made’.

Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council said, ‘The coordinated 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 co-ordination with the delivery of public transport infrastructure, schools, community facilities, parks, retail and employment relateddevelopment”.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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