Plans for a new Dublin town called Clonburris, which will have a population of 23,000, have been announced.
he project was approved by An Bórd Pleanála three years ago, here is everything you need to know before its development.
Where will it be?
Clonburris is established between Clondalkin and Lucan in West Dublin.
How much funding is provided?
The government has announced €186.3 million in funding for the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) infrastructure project.
How many houses will be built?
The project is being led by South Dublin County Council, who said it will act as a catalyst for the extensive regeneration and development of one of Ireland’s largest underutilized sites, as well as the wider area and region as a whole.
The funding will enable the construction of over 8,700 homes on the 280-hectare site, which will be home to an estimated 23,000 people.
Will there be social and affordable housing?
Housing Secretary Darragh O’Brien said the council’s broader plans for the area would see the development of up to 11,000 new homes, including 1,000 council and 1,600 affordable housing.
What infrastructure will it include?
The Urban Renewal and Development Fund (URDF) provides investments for the infrastructure needed to develop the new city, which will be predominantly greenfield.
Development work for the project includes new connecting roads, utility corridors and bridges that will connect with surrounding areas and facilitate sustainable modes of transportation.
The Kildare railway line will also pass through the development along with two railway stations.
Is the area going to be family friendly?
Clonburris will also provide conveniently located schools and childcare facilities, with eight area schools planned, as well as public parks and playgrounds.
Will the area be suitable for outdoor activities?
It will include 15.5 km of bike paths and sidewalks, 90 hectares of open space, 7,300 square meters of common space and 31,115 square meters of work space.
There will also be outdoor fitness equipment, playing fields, allotments and community centers.
Will the area be similar in size to other Irish cities?
South Dublin County Council said the city’s final population will be similar to that of the historic towns of Naas, Navan and Wexford, as well as the city of Kilkenny.
The project has been in development for over a decade and has been identified by the Government as being of economic and social importance to the state for housing development and related services and facilities.
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