Funding for new town of 8,700 homes gets go-ahead
A FUNDING boost of €186m for the development of a new town located between Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley, called Clonburris, has been approved by the Government.
The funding package was signed off by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage last week, to help to build over 8,700 new homes in the area and develop it into a new town.
Provided through the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), the funding will provide vital transport, water, and public park infrastructure to facilitate the housing development.
It will enable over 8,700 homes to be built on the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ), providing housing for an estimated 23,000 people.
The enabling infrastructure project at the site, part-funded by the URDF, will involve the provision of critical strategic infrastructure.
This infrastructure includes new link roads, utility corridors, bridges, public parks, a green infrastructure network, community centres, and regional attenuation ponds for drainage.
Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD, said: “This funding will make it possible for a whole new town to be built in west Dublin, the first project of its kind in a generation, one which was strongly supported by the Taoiseach and the wider Government.
“Clonburris will be a well-designed town 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.
“Today’s announcement illustrates the ever-growing reach of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund in revitalising our cities and towns, improving their offering as places in which to live, work, visit or invest.”
The development of the Clonburris SDZ is part of a wider project being led by South Dublin County Council.