New Dublin city revealed for 23,000 people: ‘first of its kind project in a generation’

€186.3 million in government funding has been announced for the development of a new town called Clonburis, between Klondalkin and Lucan in West Dublin.

The Enabling Cloneburis Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) infrastructure project, which was approved three years ago to En Board Planla, will see more than 8,700 homes developed on the 280-hectare site.

The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) is providing investment for the infrastructure required to develop the new city, which will primarily be developed on greenfield land.

The funding will enable the construction of more than 8,700 homes, providing housing for an estimated 23,000 people.

Enabling works for the project include new link roads, utility corridors and bridges that will provide connectivity with the surrounding areas and facilitate sustainable means of transport.

Public parks form part of an integrated network of multi-use public open spaces, a “green infrastructure network” that protects biodiversity, community centers and other multi-purpose civic amenities, pumping stations and other sustainable urban drainage measures, and regional attenuation. will protect and enhance. In the initial phase, ponds will also be developed for drainage management.


Aerial map of the Clonburis development – South Dublin County Council

The project is being spearheaded by South Dublin County Council (SDCC), which said it will act as a catalyst for the massive regeneration and development of one of Ireland’s largest under-utilized sites, as well as the wider area and large area.

“Built around large parks and greenways, and bordering the banks of the Grand Canal along the shoreline, Clonburis puts the city center just minutes away by rail or bicycle route. , outdoor gym equipment will cater to every outdoor enthusiast with pitch play. Allotment. And for those looking for a vibrant hub, Clonaburis will have that too – with retail, commerce, leisure, entertainment and culture as well as convenient With high quality services in these well-located schools and childcare facilities,” the project’s website states.

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said it would be “the first project of its kind in a generation”.

“Clonburis will be a well-designed city with over 8,700 homes, good transport links, and vital amenities and services. Up to 2,600 of these homes will be social and affordable homes delivered by my department and South Dublin County Council,” he said. Told.

“Today’s announcement reflects the growing reach of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund in revitalizing our cities and towns and improving their offerings as places to live, work, travel or invest.”

The council’s comprehensive plans for the area will see the development of 11,000 new homes, including 1,000 social homes and 1,600 affordable homes,

15.5 km of cycle ways and walkways, 90 hectares of open space, two train stations, eight schools, 7,300 square meters of community floor space and 31,115 square meters of employment floor space are also planned.

The SDCC stated that the city’s final population would be similar to the historic towns of Nass, Navan and Wexford and the city of Kilkenny.

The project has been in development for more than a decade and was designated by the government for its housing development and related services and facilities of economic and social importance to the state.