Draft National Planning Framework published

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The Government has published the draft of the National Planning Framwork “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan” today.

The final round of public consultations on the document will last until 3rd November 2017.

The main objective of the Plan is to guide planning activities on a local, regional and national level to ensure sound investment decisions, opportunities for sustainable economic development are maximised and that Irish public authorities at all levels cooperate in achieving this goal.

The long-term strategic document, prepared by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, aims to prepare our country for future challenges linked to ever increasing competition for investment, growing demand for services, with a predicted population of around 5.8 million in 2040 and combating climate change.

The framework will specifically address:

  • The role of our Cities and Towns;
  • The potential of our Regions;
  • Rural Development;
  • Providing better quality of life for people  and communities;
  • Provision of homes to meet future needs;
  • Our coastal and marine areas;
  •  Co ordination of place making with our neighbours;
  •  The role of planning in responding to climate change; and
  •  The context for future infrastructural investment.

Read more here: http://npf.ie

Click below to see the Draft National Planning Framework


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