Thursday 15 November 2007

Planning delays 'creating ghettos'

RAPIDLY expanding communities are turning into ghettos because the Government is "dragging its heels" on the need to improve planning guidelines.

More than one-third of children replacing school-leavers in schools in the Dublin 15 area are immigrants -- a phenomenon which is becoming known as "white flight".

Unless the Government acts on the issue, the phenomenon will be replicated around the country, Fine Gael's Denis Naughten said. Environment Minister John Gormley said, however, there was no need to be "alarmist" about the issue.

Irish Independent

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