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Presentation from the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly
The Spatial Strategy is a theoretical approach making sure that policy is consistent with the National Planning Framework population targets and key growth areas. This is an integrated land use and transport strategy which identifies the key growth areas within the region of which Dublin City and Suburbs would be a key settlement and includes evidence based capacity analysis, looking at the functional area of urban centres. How many people are commuting into these key settlements from surrounding areas, have they a functional role or are they merely commuter driven, what is their carrying capacity in terms of infrastructure and environment.
The Economic Strategy is a new element in regional planning and did not exist previously in the Regional Planning Guidelines. This strategy is aligned with National and Regional level policy such as Enterprise 2025, Action Plan for Jobs, The Dublin Regional Enterprise Strategy and Local Economic and Community Plans. There is a focus on Economic Engines such as Dublin, Athlone, Dundalk, Drogheda and the Dublin to Belfast Economic corridor. What are the existing drivers, building on regional strengths to facilitate effective regional development? There is an Economist as part of the team who has worked up the economic strategy. One of the key elements of the economic strategy is the recognition of the importance of human
Capital so skills and also the importance of infrastructure in order to facilitate economic development.
Transport Strategy is an integrated spatial strategy for roads, public transport and green modes of travel. It is a requirement of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy to be consistent with transport strategy throughout the process. Thus working with the National Transport Authority to help define commuter patterns, mode shares and trip profiles for ... view the full minutes text for item 1.