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The National Spatial Strategy (NSS) is coherent national planning framework for Ireland for the next 20 years. It's about people, places and potential. Making the most of our cities, towns and rural places to bring a better spread of opportunities, better quality of life and better places to live in.

Key to the strategy is the concept of balanced regional development. The NSS will sustain Dublin's role as the engine of the economy while strengthening the drawing power of other areas, bringing people, employment and services closer together.

It will mean better quality of life - less congestion, less long distance commuting, more regard to the quality of the environment and increased access to services like health, education and leisure. By making the most of our cities, towns and rural places, we will get the growth and development to reach our potential.

National Spatial Strategy - Full Report

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National Spatial Strategy - Summary Guide

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