Consultation on the National Planning Framework: Ireland 2040

On February 2nd the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government launched a consultation on the National Planning Framework (NPF). The NPF is a long-term plan for how Ireland should develop over the next 20 years so that it is a good place to live in the future.

The NPF will map out how we will deal with an increased population and how we will plan things like housing, transport, schools, employment, broadband, water supply, hospitals and community facilities to accommodate this increased population in a way that ensures the wellbeing of everyone. The NPF also needs to ensure that our environment is not damaged by our future development and that we are prepared for the effects of climate change.

Submissions for the first stage of the National Planning Framework process are now invited from citizens, stakeholder organisations, public bodies and anyone with an interest in Ireland’s future. More information about the National Planning Framework is available at

Deadline: 12 noon Thursday 16th of March

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