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New town named Clonburris to be built in west Dublin

DUBLIN: A new town with a population of 23,000 is set to be built in the capital city. Clonburris, a 280-hectare site, is planned to be developed between Lucan and Clondalkin in west Dublin. The government has agreed €186.3 million to this project, which will most likely be an environment-friendly green town.

South Dublin County Council and the Government envision the new town to be similar to the historic towns of Naas, Navan, Wexford and Kilkenny.

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the funding would “make it possible for a whole new town to be built in west Dublin, the first project of its kind in a generation.”

8,700 new homes

The government’s approval for the new town comes more than three years after An Bord Pleanála approved the project. The plan is to build 8,700 houses on 280 hectares of land. The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) is providing the necessary infrastructure for the new town.

The project also includes new link roads, utility corridors and bridges to connect it with surrounding areas and facilitate sustainable modes of transport, public parks and community centres.

A green infrastructure network to protect and enhance the area’s biodiversity and urban drainage measures like pumping stations will be developed here under the leadership of South Dublin County Council.

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