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.
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