The development of the new National Planning Framework (NPF) is now underway.

This new framework will be the successor to the National Spatial Strategy (NSS). It is intended that the NPF will be a high-level document that will provide the framework for future development in Ireland. It will be the overall Plan from which other, more detailed plans will take their lead, hence the title, National Planning ‘Framework’. This will include city and county development plans and regional strategies.

As part of this on-going process, AIRO will be working closely with the NPF team on the development of a series of evidence-based mapping tools, data visualisation aids and analysis outputs that will assist in building the new plan. The intention here is that the new plan will be firmly grounded in accurate and robust evidence from the main authoritative data providers in Ireland.