An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland has made a detailed submission to Meath County Council on the review of the County Development Plan. An Taisce points out that significant changes to planning law now mandate consistency with regional and national spatial strategies making it illegal for the local authority to generate uncontrolled suburban sprawl that has characterised the last decade of planning in Meath.
The plan, according to An Taisce, must focus on generating walkable communities and lead to reduced dependence on oil based transport. East Meath gets a special mention with An Taisce calling for the plan to reduce the zoning in the area and carry out a detailed transport assessment as part of the plan review and strategic environmental assessment.
We fully support An Taisce’s submission and urge readers to consider joining An Taisce to support its excellent public interest work in the planning area.20170217-17-CDP An Taisce #1
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