Clonburris Infrastructure Ltd, the infrastructure delivery company established by the landowners at Clonburris Strategic Development Zone ("SDZ") (Cairn Homes plc, Kelland Homes and Quintain) in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, today welcomes the news that planning permission has been granted for the joint infrastructure which will facilitate the imminent commencement of construction of critical infrastructure at Clonburris, Dublin 24.
Located on the soon to be electrified Dublin-Kildare railway line and the Grand Canal, Clonburris is a planned new town in the Dublin suburbs just 12km from both the city centre and Dublin airport, and a 5 minute drive from the M50. When complete, Clonburris will deliver more than 9,000 new homes for up to 23,000 new residents, including a substantial number of social and affordable new homes. Clonburris lands span 280 hectares (690 acres), and are located between Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley.
The new town will include significant social amenities, community and civic space as well as retail and commercial hubs. There will be school places for over 2,500 students, creches with over 900 childcare spaces, 90 hectares of parks, 12.5km of walkways and cycleways and the new town will be serviced by two train stations on the Dart + South West line. All residents will live within walking distance of vibrant village centres and a major urban park in what will be Ireland’s newest town.
Today’s announcement paves the way for the construction of 4km of roads, bus corridors, cycle lanes and pedestrian routes. This critical infrastructure will unlock the development of the first 4,000 new homes at Clonburris, together with urban centres, schools, community facilities, parks and commercial space.
Clonburris Strategic Development Zone was approved for €176 million Urban Regeneration and Development Funding (“URDF”) in March 2021, a central Government grant to fund the cost of abnormal public infrastructure delivery. Construction of the infrastructure is expected to commence in Q1 2022, subject to funding, in advance of the residential construction commencing later in 2022.