The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH), Darragh O’Brien TD and the Mayor of South Dublin County, Councillor Emma Murphy have officially marked the commencement of works at the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).
These works include the construction of the first major new street ‘South Link Street’ and the commencement of the first new housing development of 563 homes. This marks a major milestone in kick-starting the delivery of the Clonburris SDZ that will become a sustainable urban neighbourhood and home to 23,000 people over the next 10 years.
The Minister and Mayor were joined by Daniel McLoughlin, SDCC Chief Executive, along with representatives from the three other major private landowners of Cairn Homes, Kelland Homes and Quintain.
DHLGH is providing €186m of Urban Regeneration and Development Funding (URDF) and the NTA is providing €18.8m for Active Travel works. This funding will enable the timely delivery of new streets, parks and community buildings that will help to accelerate the delivery of over 8,700 new homes. This funding reflects the implementation on the ground of Project Ireland 2040 and the Government’s Housing for All policy.
With the funding and delivery of this critical infrastructure, the delivery of new homes is also well underway. To date 944 new homes have been granted planning permission, Cairn Homes have commenced delivery on-site of 563 homes, and a further 1,045 homes are being assessed as part of live planning permissions, which include a mix retail and community facilities.
SDCC is also a significant landowner in the area with the potential for over 2,500 social and affordable homes. The Council has secured planning permission for 381 homes and are planning to commence construction of these social and affordable homes in summer 2023.
Clonburris is a huge opportunity of national, regional, and local significance, with the potential to enhance housing provision, regenerate neighbouring communities, improve transport, and create a high-quality neighbourhood in a strategic location less than 15 minutes to Dublin City Centre by train.