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Clondalkin Local Area Plan

South Dublin County Council has commenced the early stages of the preparation of the Clondalkin Local Area Plan.


We are commencing the early stages of public consultation with the Clondalkin community, and its stakeholders and we would like to hear from you. Your feedback will help in the preparation of a Local Area Plan for Clondalkin.


The early stages of public consultation on the preparation of the Clondalkin Local Area Plan has commenced 28th March 2023, with an online survey. 


The link to access the survey is:

Clondalkin Local Area Plan - Shaping the Vision | South Dublin County Council's Online Consultation Portal (

The QR Code to access the survey is: frame


The survey aims to establish the important issues of relevance for you, the local community and stakeholders, and to encourage discussion at workshops that will be held during May 2023. We encourage everyone to participate in the survey through the link or QR code, which will be open until 26th April 2023.


The first of the workshops will take place in May 2023 with online and in-person workshops, where you will be invited to meet with the Local Area Plan team. 

The Local Area Plan is an objective of the South Dublin County Development Plan 2022-2028, which came into effect in August 2022. 


The Objective, QDP14 Objective 3 seeks:

To prepare a LAP for Clondalkin, the extent of the boundary to be defined, which will be guided by the Local Area Plans Guidelines for Planning Authorities, 2013 (Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government) or any superseding guidelines and which will incorporate:

  • - A vision for the development of Clondalkin
  • - Wider urban design principles
  • - Framework plans for larger infill sites
  • - A Conservation Plan
  • - A local Green Infrastructure strategy derived from the County GI Strategy
  • - Local Transport Plan.”

The Local Area Plan is a statutory document prepared by the Planning Authority in accordance with the requirements of Sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended).  A Local Area Plan must consist of a written statement and a plan or plans that are consistent with the objectives of the County Development Plan, its core strategy, and any regional planning guidelines that apply to the area of the Plan. The LAP will be guided by the Local Area Plans Guidelines for Planning Authorities, 2013.  


The Public Consultation for the Clondalkin LAP is broken down into non-statutory and statutory stages.  The non-statutory period is due to commence shortly. SDCC has engaged a public consultation facilitator to help gain an understanding of and the management of competing viewpoints, desires and visions for Clondalkin with inputs from the community and stakeholders.   


For all those interested in Clondalkin, those living, working and recreating there, you are encouraged to engage with the process over the coming months.  This webpage will be updated to highlight upcoming events and all the latest news.