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Clondalkin Local Area Plan

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An Online Workshop will take place between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Tuesday 23 May 2023 and all are welcome.  If you would like to attend, please email Rachel or Emma at 


Background Information

South Dublin County Council has commenced the early stages of the preparation of the Clondalkin Local Area Plan.  It is an objective of the South Dublin County Development Plan to prepare a plan:


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. 


Public Consultation

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


Early Public Consultation – Phase 1

The early stages of public consultation with the Clondalkin community, and its stakeholders has commenced.   Your engagement and feedback at this stage will help in the preparation of a Draft Local Area Plan for Clondalkin, which is scheduled to be published in Q4 of 2024.


The public consultation commenced 28 March 2023, with an online survey.  The aim of the survey was to establish the important issues of relevance for the local community and stakeholders.  This survey closed on 10 May and 252 people responded to it.  The responses were analysed and were used to inform discussions at the ‘in-person’ workshop that was held at Áras Chrónain on the evening of the 10 of May 2023.

Thank you to those of you who joined our May 10 workshop. For those who couldn't attend, we're hosting an online version of the same workshop. The Online Workshop will take place between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Tuesday 23 May 2023 and all are welcome. Please register via this link if you are over 18, or  this link if you are under 18. Feel free to share these links with others who might be interested.

Should you be unable to attend the online workshop on 23 May , please see the worksheets that will be used in the related files section below. Please fill them out and return by close of business 26 May 2023. Completed worksheets from either workshop can be submitted by post or in-person at Áras Chrónáin, Clondalkin Library, SDCC Civic Office, or digitally via email.

For any queries or assistance, please contact Emma or Rachel at the following email: Connect the Dots is the company that has been contracted to carry out the initial round of public consultation.

The format of the disabled persons workshop was initially planned as a group session. A decision has now been made to engage with advocacy groups on a one-to-one basis at this stage of the process instead.  These discussions will take place until the end May 2023.  Every person who put their name forward to attend the workshop has been contacted and facilitated.

We will also be engaging directly with schools and youth organisations to ensure that young peoples’ voices are heard.  

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.