A new community planned for South Dublin County on the lands that make up the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) has been approved by An Bord Pleanála, subject to modifications. The land, 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 and could provide homes for a population of over 21,000. 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 scale and potential of the lands, 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 approved Planning Scheme will include the provision of three primary and three post-primary schools. Approximately 72% of the 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.