8 Samh 2016, 11.28

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government will meet tomorrow to discuss the National Planning Framework.

8th November 2016

Appearing before the Committee will be representatives from:

•    the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government;
•    the Irish Planning Institute and;
•    the Association of Irish Regions.

Committee Chairperson, Maria Bailey TD, said: “A new National Planning Framework is currently being developed to succeed the National Spatial Strategy. The Framework will be the long-term strategy for the spatial development of Ireland that will facilitate sustainable economic growth and a high quality environment to support a better quality of life for people and their communities. As the central planning policy document for the State, it will provide a clear vision to guide planning at regional and local level as well as investment in critical national infrastructure by both the public and private sectors.\"  

“Tomorrow’s meeting will add to the consultation process envisaged by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government in relation to the development of the National Planning Framework. It is anticipated that the Framework will be finalised by the first quarter of 2017, so our Committee welcomes the opportunity to engage with our witnesses on this high-level, nationally-focused document.”

The meeting will take place in Committee Room 3, Leinster House at 9:30am tomorrow, Wednesday, 9th November 2016.

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here.

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Committee membership


Maria Bailey - Cathaoirleach

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Anti-Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit

Fianna Fáil


Sinn Féin

Fine Gael



Fine Gael

Green Party