COUNCILLORS in Meath have voted to allow another 50,000 people move to their region.
They have voted to adopt a new county development plan but included a clause which will allow the population to grow by 3,000 more than advised by their senior planner.
The plan allows for an additional 2,500 units in Bettystown/Laytown and Mornington East area and 3,500 in the Drogheda environs as well as 2,500 in Trim.
The new plan will take effect as a legal statutory instrument in one month's time.
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