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Age Friendly Strategies and County Development Plans

A County Development Plan sets out a strategic framework for the proper planning and sustainable development of the administrative area of the local authority, over a six year period.

Each local authority publishes its county development plan on its website – within this the Housing Strategy will contain information on plans on housing for older people. An example from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council can be found on their website.

A development plan consists of a written statement and series of maps that describe how your local authority aims to use particular areas, for example, residential, industrial, or agricultural areas. It also sets out development objectives for the area, such as plans to improve roads and local amenities.  When a new development plan is being prepared, your local authority will publish its intention to review the plan in local or national media. You can make observations, submissions, and suggestions at this time.

Each local authority also draws up an Age Friendly Strategy which is a five-year plan setting out to bring about positive change for Older People living in the county. These can be found on each local authority’s website. An example of Meath’s strategy from 2017 to 2020 can be found on the Meath CoCo website.

Meath CoCo Age Friendly Strategy 2017 - 2020 Cover Page
Meath CoCo Age Friendly Strategy 2017 -2020