New suburb planned for West Dublin
28 August 2017
A new suburb the size of Wexford Town, with more than 8000 homes, is being planned by South Dublin County Council, The Irish Times has reported. It will occupy 280 hectares of land along the Dublin-Kildare railway line. Most of the land was designated for major residential development more than a decade ago. It was designed to take advantage of the planned Metro West rail line, which was shelved in 2011.
With the nearby suburbs of Adamstown, Lucan and Clondalkin suffering regular traffic problems, Fine Gael councillor William Lavelle said traffic concerns could prevent the plan being greenlit.
“West Dublin is choked with traffic. It will be a very hard sell to councillors to persuade them that another 8000-9,000 houses is a good idea.”
Cirn homes owns a quarter of the site and is ready to start building almost immediately. “Dublin is in the middle of the worst housing crisis of its history with the biggest demand and need for affordable home and we would like to be on site today, building well-built competitively priced new homes,” Ruchika Hassan, Cairn’s director of sales and marketing, said.
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