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.
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.
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.
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.
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.