South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council have come together to collaborate on a unique urban regeneration partnership known as the City Edge Project, which is part of a national strategy to rejuvenate cities and large towns while concentrating on new housing and employment opportunities in existing urban areas.

Located at the western edge of Dublin City Centre, the City Edge Project area is strategically positioned to become one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects and is part of a national strategy to regenerate Dublin.

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To help achieve this, an international urban design and urban planning led team has been selected to carry out a detailed study of the area and to produce a framework plan as part of the first phase of the project.

In helping to shape this framework plan for the area, a non-statutory four-week public consultation programme is running from 9 September to 6 October. Feedback and views on the analysis of the area to date, together with an emerging vision and concept for the framework plan that will follow, are being sought by the project team.

The proposed development area extends to 700 hectares of land around the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West area – a cornerstone of the Dublin economy with some 1,500 businesses employing 25,000 people, alongside the well-established local residential communities of 5,000 people.

There are also significant areas of underutilised land, so much so that in the future, this part of the city could be further developed to accommodate up to 75,000 jobs and 40,000 homes.