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National Planning Framework could turn region into "glorified wildlife park"

Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The soon to be launched National Planning Framework will leave the region north of a line from Galway to Dublin a "glorified wildlife park" it was said this week. 

The Director of the North West Regional Assembly, David Menton gave the elected members of Mayo County Council a presentation on the work of the assembly and called on the councillors to work together to ensure the region is properly included in the National Planning Framework which is due to be launched by Minister Simon Coveny on January 30.  He said that international trends in this sort of plan is moving towards metropolitan development around cities. 

Fianna Fáil Cllr Damien Ryan said "it's completely ignoring the north west of the country. Everything above the line from Galway to Dublin will be a glorified wildlife park."


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