Plans to transform Tallaght town centre and develop local area revealed

by Padraig Conlon

Plans to transform Tallaght town centre and potentially bring thousands of new homes to the area have been revealed.

The Draft Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan, launched yesterday by Mayor Vicki Casserly, will guide the future growth of Tallaght over the next 6 years and beyond.  

A six week public consultation period on the Draft Plan, will take place between Thursday 12th September until Thursday 24th October 2019.  

More information is available at the consultation portal website: on the Draft Plan.

Building on Tallaght’s unique selling points, it has emerged over the past three decades as a centre of civic focus, playing host to a number of major institutions including Tallaght Hospital, Technological University Dublin/ Tallaght Campus- (TUD/TC), South Dublin County Council headquarters, Tallaght Stadium and the head office of the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (formerly VEC).

This area is also a thriving economic area and the local area plan seeks to reinforce Tallaght’s position as an employment and enterprise destination of regional significance.

The potential for the Tallaght Local Area Plan is great.

The regeneration lands could deliver up to 5,000 homes in the years up to 2026.

With an area of 270 hectares, the full development of the Tallaght Local Area Plan could accommodate between 9,700 to 12,800 new homes; 4,700 to 12,800 additional jobs; and a population of up to 38,000 people over the next twenty years.

Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council said: “An inclusive and vibrant Tallaght Town Centre, a connected and accessible place with an attractive built environment for families of all kinds, workers, visitors and tourists.

“A place where people can live, work, visit and have fun in lively and liveable spaces.”

Mayor Vicki Casserly said: “The success of the plan depends on the active participation of communities, businesses and residents and I encourage all interested parties to engage in the public consultation process.”

The Draft Local Area Plan will be available for inspection for a period until Thursday 24th October 2019 inclusive.

A leaflet and information can be viewed on the Councils website at

The proposed Draft Local Area Plan and Environmental Report can be viewed on the Council’s website at and can also be viewed at County Library and County Hall, Tallaght during normal opening hours [excluding public holidays].

Council staff will be available to answer queries at the County Library, Tallaght at the following times:

Monday 23rd September 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 1st October 4:00 – 7:30 pm

Thursday 10th October 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 15th October 4:00 – 7:30 pm

Council staff will also be available to answer general queries on the proposed Draft Local Area Plan on Wednesdays between 11-1pm during the public consultation period in the Foyer, Tallaght Council Offices, County Hall, during the public consultation.

If you have further questions on the proposed Local Area Plan please call 01 – 414 9000 or email

Submissions and observations on the proposed Draft Local Area Plan and the Environmental Report should be made in ONE medium only to South Dublin County Council until 4.00pm on Thursday 24th October 2019 for postal submissions or as outlined at the following addresses:

Online: (up to 12.00 midnight on the 24th of October 2019).

By Post:Senior Executive Officer, Forward Planning Section, Land Use Planning and Transportation Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

SDCC say submissions or observations cannot be accepted in any other format or to any other online or postal address.

Submissions and observations should state the name, address, and where relevant, the body represented.

Children, or groups of associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations

All submissions and observations that are received up to 4.00pm on Thursday 24th October 2019 and that are addressed correctly and in the prescribed format will be taken into consideration before the making of the Draft Local Area Plan and its Environmental Report. 

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