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Strategic Framework (June 2022)

City Edge Strategic Framework

Following detailed analysis of the area and public consultation on an Emerging Preferred Concept, the City Edge Strategic Framework was noted by the Elected Members of South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council in May and June 2022 respectively, and is now available to view.

The purpose of the Strategic Framework is to set out a high-level approach and transformational trajectory for the regeneration of a new liveable, sustainable and climate resilient urban quarter. In summary, this non-statutory document:

  • Sets out high-level strategies for the regeneration of City Edge, including an overarching vision and strategic objectives;
  • Proposes the delivery of strategic infrastructure including streets, parks, public transport and utilities;
  • Outlines a series of priority actions in the areas of legislation, policy, funding and infrastructure to facilitate the future development of City Edge;
  • Seeks the support of government departments and state agencies including alignment of relevant policies and programmes and allocation of funding in order to deliver the City Edge vision; and
  • Provides a context for the preparation of a statutory plan to provide more detailed guidance for the future development of the area.

City Edge Strategic Framework - Summary Booklet

Summary Booklet – City Edge Strategic Framework

The key aspects of the Strategic Framework Document are highlighted in a Summary Booklet, which distils down the co-ordinated approach to rejuvenating the City Edge Area and delivering a sustainable and compact urban quarter at scale where people will want to live, work, and socialise.

Unique in Ireland, the City Edge Project is a transformative initiative, re-imagining the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West areas in Dublin. Creating a new urban quarter, it has the potential for 40,000 new homes and 75,000 jobs, making it one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe.
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What is the City Edge Project?

About the Project

The City Edge Project represents the most significant housing and economic opportunity ever undertaken in the Dublin Region and has the potential to be one of the largest and most transformational regeneration projects in Europe. Covering an area of approx. 700 hectares and strategically positioned in the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West areas at the western edge of Dublin City, the area is identified under the National Planning Framework (NPF) and Regional Spatial and Economics Strategy (RSES) as a part of Dublin that is currently underutilised and has the potential to achieve compact growth through a major increase in population and employment.

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Hafencity Public Spaces, Hamburg Germany | Photo: Thomas Hampel
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City Edge Project Area Map

Project Phases + Timeline

Project Phases + Timeline

The process for the City Edge Project can be divided into three phases:

  • Phase 1 – Baseline Analysis, Emerging Preferred Scenario and Strategic Framework
  • Phase 2 – Plan Making
  • Phase 3 – Implementation

Public consultation on the Baseline Analysis and Emerging Preferred Scenario elements of Phase 1 was carried out between September and October 2021, which culminated in the publication of a  Chief Executive Report on submissions received. This was followed by the formulation of the City Edge Strategic Framework, which was noted by the Elected Members of South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council in May and June 2022 respectively,

The Project will now commence Phase 2.

Find out more about what has happened so far and the next steps.

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Het Funen, Amsterdam | Photo: Landlab, studio voor landschapsarchitectuur
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Information Hub

The Information hub contains a library of documents, media articles and videos from Phase 1 of the City Edge Project. Key documents include the Strategic Framework and the Emerging Preferred Scenario that informed it, together with a series of technical and supporting documents. Videos of online presentations and an International Conference that coincided with the launch of the City Edge Project can also be viewed along with  associated media articles.

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City Edge Media Articles

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Media Articles
The Irish Times – Large new car-free town planned for west Dublin

City Edge project on 700 hectares along Naas Road will have 40,000 homes, transport options and population of 85,000

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Media Articles
Irish Independent – Ambitious 50-year plan to transform west Dublin and create 40,000 new homes is unveiled

Covering an area of 700 hectares, City Edge is strategically positioned to become an attractive urban extension of the city, where people will be able to live, work, and socialise.

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Journal.ie – New development plan for ‘urban quarter’ in West Dublin

The neighbourhoods in the plan would follow the 15-minute city concept.

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Newstalk – ‘Hugely ambitious’ Dublin City Edge plan a car free ‘statement of future intent’

There’s been mixed reaction to plans to build a virtually car-free town with a population the size of Galway on the edge of Dublin.

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Echo.ie – “City Edge regeneration project strategic framework launched”

A STRATEGIC framework for City Edge – which is set to become one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects – was launched this week by Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council. Echo 19.08.22

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RTE – Public consultation begins for new city in Dublin

Plans for a new city in Dublin, involving homes for up to 80,000 people, are undergoing public consultation. RTE: Six One News 30.09.21

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Media Articles
Irish Times – Public consultation process open on west Dublin urban regeneration

The aim of the City Edge project is to reimagine “significant areas of under-utilised land”. The project is a joint venture between South Dublin County Council (SDCC) and Dublin City Council (DCC) with the local authorities saying that the proposed…

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Dublin Gazette – Major Regeneration Project Has “City Edge’

South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council have announced the development of a major joint urban regeneration effort known as the City Edge Project, writes Rachel Cunningham. Dublin Gazette 16.09.21

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Irish Independent – City Edge regeneration scheme aims to provide 40,000 homes

An ambitious regeneration scheme providing 40,000 homes and creating up to 75,000 jobs is to be undertaken as a joint venture between two Dublin local authorities. Irish Independent 13.09.21

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Echo.ie – City Edge regeneration; 75,000 jobs and 40,000 homes

As part of a national strategy to regenerate the city, South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council are working together on a long-term, extensive urban regeneration plan called the City Edge Project. Echo.ie 09.09.21

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