A vibrant community offering a new way of living

The Clonburris Strategic Development Zone - Planning Scheme represents a shared outlook for the future growth of this important site at the heart of South Dublin County. The SDZ will also have a central role to play in addressing the demand for much needed new housing in Dublin.

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News and Events


An Bord Pleanála held the Oral Hearing for Clonburris SDZ Planning Scheme from Tuesday 22nd January 2019 to Thursday 24th January 2019. The Board Inspector will now prepare a report on the Planning Scheme appeal and prepare a recommendation for the Board to consider and make a decision under Section 169 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Correspondence in relation to the appeal should be addressed to An Bord Pleanála.

  • 6/06/17

    News and Events

    10/12/2018 An Bord Pleanála has notified SDCC that the Oral Hearing for Clonburris SDZ Planning Scheme will commence at 10 am on Tuesday 22 of January 2019 at the Offices of An Bord Pleanála.

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The Stages

Stage 1 - Pre Draft

To inform the preparation of the Draft SDZ Planning Scheme, the Council undertook non-statutory pre-draft public consultation in March / April 2016. A Chief Executive’s Report was prepared summarising the issues raised.

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Stage 2 - Draft Stage 

A Draft Planning Scheme was prepared by South Dublin County Council and went on public display in September 2017.   Following the period of public display and the preparation of the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions and observations received, the Elected Members voted to adopt the Draft Planning Scheme with alterations, a number of which constituted material alterations.

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Stage 3 - Current Stage (Appeal) 

South Dublin County Council decided by resolution to make the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme, together with a number of Material and Non-Material Alterations in June 2018. The decision was appealed.  

An Bord Pleanala held an Oral Hearing for the appeals in January 2019. Appeal decision is pending.

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The Area

The SDZ Planning Scheme lands, span 280 hectares, and are located between the established communities of Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley. The Adamstown SDZ is located to the west.

The lands are considered highly connected, prime development land and have also been designated as a Major Urban Housing Development Site with the opportunity for delivering housing within the Dublin Region and over the next decade and beyond, Clonburris will fulfil its potential as a new sustainable community.

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SDZ Boundary

Make a Submission

Public consultation on the Draft Planning Scheme and the Proposed Material Alterations has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated in the public consultation process. 

Please note: Any person(s) who made submissions or observations in relation to the Draft Planning Scheme, may appeal the decision of the Planning Authority to An Bord Pleanála within 4 weeks from the date of the Planning Authority’s decision (i.e. 4 weeks from Tuesday 19th June 2018).  Contact An Bord Pleanála by phone (01) 858 8100 or Lo-call 1890 275 175, online www.pleanala.ie or by post 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.