What is a Development Plan? Why is it important?

What is a Development Plan?

A development plan is a document which details the overall strategy of the council for the proper planning and sustainable development of an area and generally consists of a written statement and accompanying maps. The plan usually includes the broad aims of the council for specific topics, e.g. housing, infrastructure, community facilities which are reinforced by more detailed policies and objectives.

Why is it important?

The Meath County Development Plan will provide the main public statement of planning policies and objectives at county level. The policies and objectives can be critical in determining the appropriate location and form of different types of development as the development plan is one of the factors against which planning applications are assessed.

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