20,000 new homes for Dún Laoghaire?


Dún Laoghaire Council has unveiled its draft development plans for the 2022 to 2028 period and includes 20,000 new homes, which would convert it into a major new urban area in southeast Dublin.  The plans have gone on “virtual public display” and can be consulted up to and including the 16th of April 2021:


The plan envisages developing new communities alongside the M50 motorway in Ballyogan, Old Connaught, Rathmichael, Woodbrook-Shanganagh and Kilternan-Glenamuck.  They would be serviced by the Luas green line and a new Dart station at Woodbrook.

Sustainability is considered as rural areas, for example Bride’s Glen stream, are to be preserved.  In a further effort to consider sustainability in urbanised areas, the “10-minute” neighbourhood concept is prominent, whose objective is to enable communities to carry out most of their day to day activities, work, leisure, school, etc., within a 10 minute cycle.

Councillors will vote on the plan later on in the year.

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