The Department of Public Expenditure & Reform has invited submissions to its Review to Renew, the public consultation element of the National Development Plan 2018-2027 (NDP). The NDP sets out a 10-year programme of capital investment aimed at upgrading Ireland’s infrastructure, enhancing economic capacity and promoting balanced regional development.
This consultation is giving infrastructural users the opportunity to inform and influence important policy that affects the fabric of our daily lives including the distribution of our people, our jobs, businesses, houses, roads, public transport, education and health infrastructure; our social, cultural and sporting facilities.
The NDP fits in with the wider National Planning Framework which sets objectives for 2040 under the name Project Ireland 2040. Project Ireland 2040 sets out 10 National Strategic Outcomes. Of relevance to the Coach Tourism & Transport Council (CTTC) are the following strategic goals:
– Enhanced Regional Accessibility
– Strengthened Rural Economies and Communities
– Sustainable Mobility
– Transition to a Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Society
The full submission can be seen here – https://www.cttc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CTTC-Submission-Review-to-Renew-NDP.pdf