3.9 Key Strategic Issues for the Plan

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3.9 Key Strategic issues for this Plan

The key issues to be addressed in this Plan are as follows:

  • Contributing towards achieving climate change targets in particular by means of encouraging and facilitating a modal shift towards more sustainable travel modes and patterns and an increase in renewable energy production, including wind, solar and bio energy, both at a macro and micro scale
  • Delivering compact growth in the form envisaged under the NPF and RSES for Kilkenny City, the Waterford MASP area and the towns and villages of the county.
  • Facilitate the delivery increased housing supply from both public and private sources
  • Facilitating the recovery of businesses across the county from the impacts of Covid 19 and helping businesses respond to the challenges presented by Brexit.
  • The continued delivery of the Abbey Quarter Masterplan area
  • Facilitating the recovery from the impacts of Covid -19 of the Tourism sector in the county and further development
  • Encouraging and supporting sustainable rural development by facilitating sustainable rural settlement patterns that will revitalise and sustain smaller towns and villages whilst continuing to facilitate the housing need of farming families and rural dwellers.
  • Delivery of key infrastructure for the City and County to facilitate development.

 

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