Chapter 1


The plan includes a vision for the County’s growing communities, places, housing, jobs, sustainable transport and the delivery of services in a manner which promotes climate action and efficient patterns of land use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, environmental and social identities that define areas within the County and support their ongoing evolution and integration with each other.

 The Plan sets out the strategy to co-ordinate and prioritise areas of population growth capable of accommodating up to 46,500 people by 2028 as South Dublin moves towards an additional 80,000 people and 32,000 new homes by 2040 in line with the provisions of National and Regional population targets.

Strategic Vision

 In 2028 South Dublin will be a place that our communities are proud of, that our businesses can thrive in and that will help us to live greener and healthier lives.