Athlone meeting to discuss concerns over new NPF

A meeting is being held in the Hodson Bay hotel outside Athlone on next Monday night to outline concerns about the new National Planning Framework.

The gathering has been organised by a new Dail grouping that’s made up of Roscommon Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, Fianna Fail’s Eamon O’ Cuiv, Labour Deputy Alan Kelly, and Sinn Fein’s Eoin O’ Broin.

All four TD’s have expressed serious concern that the new plan which will guide the provision of services around the country for the next twenty years , is completely neglecting the midlands, west and north-west.

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The National Planning Framework is due to be published in the coming weeks and Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice says people should be aware of what is being proposed.

He says anyone interested in the future of this region is welcome to attend and hear some in-depth analysis of what’s being suggested…