Government insists 20-year plan will not lead to downgrade of towns

There have been inaccurate claims that only towns with over 10,000 people would be eligible for future development in the plan

29th October, 2017
Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy

The Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has rejected claims by Labour TD Alan Kelly that rural towns could be “downgraded” under the new 20-year national plan.

The aim of the planning framework is to provide a clear strategy to accommodate an expansion of the population by up to one million people by 2040.

But there have been inaccurate claims that only towns with over 10,000 people would be eligible for future development in the...

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