Cairn Homes plc (“Cairn”) has today been granted full planning permission by South Dublin County Council for the first phase of its new housing scheme as part of the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (“SDZ”), an ambitious new suburb in Dublin 24 located just 13km from the City Centre targeted to provide new homes for 25,000 people.
Having sold over 6,000 new homes since 2016, Cairn is currently active on over 20 residential development sites nationwide. Leveraging its proven delivery capability, Cairn will commence construction and expects to deliver new homes in the first phase of its 5,500 mixed-tenure scheme in Clonburris by mid-next year.
Clonburris will be the fourth location in Dublin where Cairn will deliver new homes within Strategic Development Zones. Cairn will exit the Adamstown SDZ this autumn having completed over 1,100 new homes and is currently constructing over 300 new homes in Cherrywood SDZ.
This first phase of Clonburris will see the construction of the 569 high quality, energy efficient new family homes, incorporating 173 houses, 148 duplexes and 248 apartments. A creche, two local parks and children’s play areas, together with a green link alongside Fonthill Road, will also be delivered as part of this first phase.
Clonburris will become home to over 25,000 new residents, and the daytime population will exceed 30,000 when the employment and retail centres are delivered. The new suburb will be serviced by existing and enhanced key public transport infrastructure, including two train stations on the soon to be electrified Dublin-Kildare rail line, along with eight new schools, creches, public buildings and 90 hectares of public parks and amenities.
The Government recently approved a multi-annual grant-funding package of over €200m to assist the early delivery of the significant infrastructure needed to create this new town. Cairn will make a €40m investment in matched funding to this infrastructure cost in addition to increasing the delivery of social and affordable housing to 20%.
Welcoming the announcement, Michael Stanley, CEO, Cairn Homes said:
“Today’s announcement by South Dublin County Council is a very important milestone for us at Cairn, as we strive to deliver competitively priced new family homes in this soon to be substantial new suburb. With our proven delivery track record of pace, scale and quality homebuilding, Cairn will be the lead developer at Clonburris where we will build 5,500 of the total 9,000 new homes planned over the coming years. Working in conjunction with the Government and South Dublin County Council at Clonburris SDZ, our aim is to create a large, vibrant and sustainable new community on our city’s doorstep”