New plan 'won't repeat spatial strategy mistakes'

Taoiseach says new planning document won't set 'town against town'

2nd February, 2017
Dublin "spreading like a carpet". Pic:

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the government is not going to set ‘town against town’ in a new 20-year planning strategy.

He was launching the new national planning framework to provide for an expansion of the population by up to one million by 2040 and the location of the 500,000 new homes that will be needed.

But Kenny said the framework would be different to the 2003 national spatial strategy, which singled out the...

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