This National Spatial Strategy for Ireland (NSS) was written as a twenty year planning framework designed to achieve a better balance of social, economic, physical development and population growth between regions. Its focus is on people, on places and on building communities. Through closer matching of where people live with where they work, different parts of Ireland will for the future be able to sustain
The Strategy is
The National Spatial Strategy designates the following growth poles
The NSS has had a strong influence on the National Development Plan which sets out spending priorities for the state [see below] and also the Regional Planning frameworks [see above]. In addition, in order to progress the implementation of the strategy the following have been developed:
The document and further details about the National Spatial Strategy 2004-2020 and related documents and programmes can be found at http://www.irishspatialstrategy.ie/.