Tuesday 20 February 2018

Ten key areas set for development over next 20 years

The Government has launched an ambitious plan which details how more than €116 billion will be spent on infrastructure projects over the next 22 years.

Here are some of the key points of the National Development Plan and National Planning Framework:

§  Athlone and Sligo identified as regional centres where economic development should be focused.
§  Letterkenny, Drogheda, and Dundalk to be prioritised as towns that will benefit from cross-border regional development.
§  Ambitious growth targets of 50% set for the cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.
§  Development in Dublin will be focused within and close to the city.
§  500,000 new homes required up to 2040.
§  New technological university for the southeast.
§  Second runway for Dublin Airport at a cost of €320 million.
§  Regional airports such as Knock and Donegal to get increased investment.
§  Metro-link connecting Swords and Sandyford via Dublin Airport to be delivered by 2027 at cost of €3bn.
§  DART to be extended to run to Drogheda and Maynooth.

Read the full article @ www.rte.ie

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