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Green Light Given For New Dublin Town Near North Kildare

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Over 8,000 new homes are set to be built.

A new town is to be created around 10 Kilometres from Dublin's city near North Kildare.

The Government have signed a €186m funding stream to assist in the building of 8,400 homes in a new town in Dublin.

The Clonburris Strategic Development Zone will be located between Lucan, Clondalkin, and Liffey Valley — around 10km from the city centre — and plans approved in 2019 will see 8,437 homes built to house 21,000 people. 

The multi-year plan from Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien would see the Government assist in the building of key infrastructure around the site, including three regional roads and an outer ring road to connect the lands to the N4 and N7. 

Sources said it was likely that some of the funding will be used to open the Kishogue rail station at the western side of the strategic development zone.

Fine Gael councillor for Lucan, Vicki Casserly, who voted against the plan, says the funds must be allocated carefully:

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