Friday June 5, 2020

Shape of things to come: State reveals key future urban centres in Ireland

Development is to be focused on five cities, five growth centres and 37 towns, leaving councillors worried that some areas are getting short shrift, and that it will be the end for one-off rural housing

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

3rd February, 2019
There are new legally binding plans to provide new homes for Ireland’s booming population – while tackling urban sprawl Pic: Shutterstock

New plans have revealed the locations of the key cities and towns where the government wants people to live in the next decade.

Planners are trying to move away from urban sprawl, one-off housing and long commutes as part of the new Ireland 2040 plan.

Now three new strategies for the east, the west and the south of the country reveal the five cities, five growth centres and 34 towns they have chosen as the priority...

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