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  • Aspects: South Dublin

As the population of the Dublin area increases, the Government has to find new ways to make sure that there is enough space for people to live.

Adamstown, near Lucan in South Dublin, was made a 'strategic development zone', which is an area of land set aside for development. A new town is being built on the 223 square kilometre site. As well as houses and apartments, there will be other facilities, including a train station, shops, schools, sports centres and parks. Below is a drawing of a bird's eye view of the plan.

Drawing of Adamstown Plan
South Dublin Libraries.

The first residents have already moved to Adamstown, and in a decade's time there will be 10,000 homes there. Click here to find out more about Adamstown and see some photographs of the development.