The Minister for Environment John Gormley has announced new planning guidelines for towns and cities across the country.
The plans aim to make all urban developments more community based, ensuring they have better facilities and transport links.
The population of Dublin, Cork and Galway is expected to rise by between 12-45% by the year 2020.
At the launch of the guidelines Minister Gormley said ‘we will have communities that are well serviced with public transport and crèches. They may be high-density communities but we will have good public spaces which will ensure people enjoy a good quality of life’.
Sunday Business Post