Mistakes have to be learnt from previous planning strategies

The Western Development Commission says the goverment has to learn from the mistakes of the past when finalising the National Planning Framework for the next 20 years.

The new draft framework 2040 was discussed at Cabinet last night.

Rural TDs and Ministers feel there is not enough reference to the regions.

The Western Development Commission says the draft document is concerning.

They have made a submission calling for government to include Sligo and Letterkenny as regional growth hubs.

But Deirdre Frost, Policy Analyst with the WDC says that it’s important that mistakes are learned from the last National Spatial Strategy and that the proper mechanisms are put in place to ensure the success of the final strategy: