A new community planned for South Dublin County on the lands that make up the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone has recently 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, 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. 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 approved 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. South Dublin County Council welcomes the decision of An Bord Pleanála”.
To promote the development, South Dublin County Council set up a standalone website at www.clonburris.ie to keep stakeholders and interested parties fully up to date on the planning process and any future developments. The Clonburris decision is just the latest good news story relating to housing coming from South Dublin County Council in recent months as figures released earlier this year by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government showed more than 1,787 additional households were supported by South Dublin County Council through social housing solutions in 2018, representing 115% of the Council’s Rebuilding Ireland target set for the year.