Cuffe set to address planning conference
Solutions for ghost estates, problems with zombie buildings and plans for smart business campuses will be discussed at the National Planning Conference which takes place in Tullamore, Co Offaly, on April 15 and 16.
Delegates will also discuss the future for town centres at a time when they are suffering from suburban shopping centre competition, as well as the closure of main street bank branches.
The conference will also provide the opportunity for the organisers, the Irish Planning Institute (IPI), to celebrate the appointment of a colleague, Ciaran Cuffe, as Minister of State for Planning.
He is a planner and architect and lectured in urban planning at the DIT. This will be his first opportunity to outline his current views to planning professionals. Another topic will be the implementation of the Green New Deal and Promoting Sustainable Recovery.